Testing and Inspecting
The law requires that all business owners, their directors, managers, employees and landlords comply with “The Electricity at Work Regulations”.
No system or part of it may give rise to danger during either normal operation or under fault conditions.
“All systems to be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, danger”. “System” means the wiring of an electrical installation and everything connected to it.
Regulation (29) states:
“It shall be a defence for any person to prove that he took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of that offence”
ELECTRICAL TEST REPORTS – NAPIT COMPLIANCE TESTING
Test Reports, together with other preventative maintenance documentation will form the basis of this proof and will provide your best defence against prosecution should the need arise.
Duty holders are responsible for setting up adequate maintenance programmes and must assess the needs and frequency requirements of testing, maintaining and monitoring electrical systems and equipment.
No electrical system can be considered ‘Safe’ for use until it has been Tested & Inspected. Furthermore, all electrical systems deteriorate with age and use and established systems should always be tested, on a scheduled basis, to ensure compliance with BS 7671. This type of certification is now increasingly being required by Insurance Companies and the local HSE departments.
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which incorporates The Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1992, a statutory legal duty is placed on all Employers to ensure that employees and all others are not subjected to risks to their health and safety. In particular, The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires those in control of part or all of an electrical system to ensure that the system is safe to use and it is maintained in a safe condition.
All Power Up, carry out Periodic Inspection Reports to all types of Industrial premises. This report will inform you of the condition of your electrical installation and any areas that do not meet current standards. You are also issued a full report on any remedial works that maybe required to bring the installation to a ‘Satisfactory’ standard.
TESTING & CERTIFICATION
We offer a premium testing and certification service for Landlords with small domestic properties and boarding houses to the largest hotels. Our service is also available for industrial units, factories, warehouses, garages, and business users including offices, office blocks and shops.