Inspection & Testing
It is a legal requirement to ensure that commercial electrical installations are periodically tested, maintained and safe to use. A programme of periodic testing should be implemented as part of an effective maintenance programme to prevent the development of faults and ensure the continued safe operation of systems and equipment.
The need to ensure that installations are electrically safe is further reinforced by Commercial Insurers. In the event of a fire, the majority of policies require evidence of the certified integrity and safety of the electrical installation. Winters provides packages to include the full scope of testing services, from small domestic testing and reports through to larger commercial installations, where we undertake full and detailed testing, inspections, power and condition monitoring and thermal imaging reporting.
Winters has a dedicated electrical testing team, led by an experienced, time served, testing manager, ensuring all statutory and regulatory requirements are met and that the client is provided with a comprehensive certification pack.
In addition to electrical installation testing, our services also include:
- emergency lighting testing to BS5266
- fire alarm testing to BS5839
- testing of lightning protection systems
- testing of fixed electrical equipment and appliances
Testing and maintenance is mandatory for all commercial sites. Consider the following:
- It is the legal duty of Owners or the Responsible Person to ensure that installations, plant and equipment are safe for use
- It is, in the majority of instances, a requirement of Insurance Policies that British Standards for Emergency Lighting and Fire Alarms are complied with
- A planned maintenance schedule not only allows your building to operate properly, but also ensures standards are met and assists in cost planning
- Taking remedial action rather than preventative is not cost effective and does not comply with the law
- Up to 25% of fires are caused by faulty electrical equipment or installations. In the event of fire, the HSE, insurance company and fire brigade will question the condition of electrical appliances and systems
- Contrary to the norm, when electrical safety is concerned, the defendant is "guilty until proven innocent". The defendant must prove that they have taken all reasonable steps to comply with the regulations
Contact Winters on 01293 843 800 for advice, guidance and tailored packages to ensure your electrical requirements are fully met.