Electrical Testing & Inspection Cardiff

We can carry out full Electrical Testing and inspection and issue certificates to commercial and domestic properties in Cardiff and surrounding areas.

Electrical Testing Cardiff

The testing services our certified Electricians carry out:

  • Electrical Certificates for Cardiff Landlords
  • Electrical Certificates for Part P Building Regs
  • Diagnosing Electrical Faults
  • PAT Testing

Call Us: 07789 693725  for your electrical testing and certificates

Landlord Installation Certificates

Landlords must comply with regulations that cover safety requirements for their properties and electrical systems. B&J Electricians can inspect the wiring at rental properties and deem whether the electrics are safe according to the regs. On completion of the inspection, a certificate is issued to ensure that you can show your property is legally safe with regard to the wiring and electrical setup.

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Landlord Safety Certificate Cardiff

Whereas it is a legal requirement for a landlord to have a gas safety certificate issued and a copy supplied to the tenant(s) of the property, this is not the same when it comes to electrical systems and appliances, there is no legal requirement for the landlord to annually check the systems and appliances and issue a certificate.

There is a legal requirement for landlords to provide a safe property, meaning that it is the Landlord’s duty to make sure that all of the electrical systems (e.g. sockets and light fittings etc.), and all the appliances in the property (kettles, cookers etc.) are safe.

This must be true from the moment the tenants move in and throughout their whole tenancy, meaning that the accommodation must be free of risk to tenants and residents.  Should there be an accident in the property due to a faulty electrical system or appliance, then the landlord would find himself or herself liable.

There are about 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents yearly in the UK relating to electrics, so it’s in the landlord’s own interests to be assured it doesn’t happen within their properties, and they should be checked by a competent electrician, who is registered with a national body like the NICEIC, like B&J Electrical, every 5 to 10 years.  In order for an Electrical Safety Certificate to be issued will require B&J Electrical to carry out two tasks.

  • Firstly, the electrical safety inspection, which will examine the condition of the electrical wiring throughout the house, and also examine the safety of the electrical installations. B&J electrical will then issue an Electrical Safety Inspection Report, which will state that the installations are safe.
  • A Portable Appliance Test will then have to be carried out on all the electrical appliances.  This is to make sure that all the electrical appliances (e.g. televisions, microwaves, kettles etc.) in the property are electrically safe.  If you are a landlord and need an Electrical Safety Certificate for your property, then please feel free to contact us, or request a free quote.

Part P Building Regs Cardiff

Since 2005 all fixed electrical installation work in homes should be inspected and certified by competent trained professionals. Part P is the section covering electrical requirements under building regs.

All electrical installation work in a home, garden, conservatory or outbuilding must meet the Building Regulations. Apart from some types of minor work and repairs, all electrical work must either be reported to the local authority building-control, or be carried out by an electrician who is registered with one of the Government-approved scheme providers. B&J Electrical are NAPIT approved electrical installers and can inspect and certify electrical installations.

Homeowners and Landlords are responsible for ensuring they are compliant under Part P

If you require any advice on Part P certification in Cardiff please feel free to contact us.

PAT Electrical Testing Cardiff

B&J carry out PAT testing at business and Cardiff rental properties to ensure that portable electrical appliances are safe for use.

PAT testing is recommended to be carried out annually to ensure the safety of portable appliances. Although there is no legal requirement to have electrical appliances PAT tested, employers and landlords must ensure that any electrical equipment is maintained in safe working order.

Frequent PAT testing, labelling and record-keeping is, therefore, best practice and is recommended to stop business owners from breaking health and safety laws.

What Items need PAT Testing?

  • Movable equipment (transportable) e.g. a mobile air conditioning unit
  • Portable appliance e.g. a microwave or a kettle
  • Hand Held equipment e.g. a hair drier
  • Stationary equipment e.g. refrigerators
  • Fixed Equipment e.g. hand driers
  • Built in Equipment e.g. dishwasher or cooker
  • Information Technology (IT) equipment e.g. computers or monitors

How is PAT Testing Carried Out?

A PAT test consists of4 different steps:

  • User check: This is to detect any potential dangers with the equipment and environment in question, prior to use.  This is to ensure the safety of the PAT tester and the user.  This can be performed visually, for example, it’s easy to spot signs of damage like a frayed cable, as well as signs of a wet environment or trip hazards.
  • Formal visual inspection: This is the process in which a visual inspection of the appliance, cable, plugs, fuse, cable clamping arrangement etc. should be carried out. Someone who has been properly trained to perform a more thorough check of the equipment should carry this out and will usually have a checklist which outlines the points that need to be checked on every appliance.
  • Combined Inspection and Testing:  Some faults may not be visual and an appliance could have hidden damage, for example the internal electrical connections may have diminished over a long period of time.  In order to find out we need to carry out the ‘main’ test, which is electrical testing using the PAT testing equipment.  This usually involves numerous electrical tests involving currents/voltages to measure the effectiveness of the safety measures, which have been built into the appliance/equipment.
  • PAT Testing Frequency: The frequency in which a PAT test should be carried out all depends on the environment in which the appliances are situated.  It is always down to the customer to decide and never the PAT company, and should be determined how frequent using a risk based approach.  For example, appliances in an office would have to be tested a lot less than if they were in a high-risk are like an industrial environment.

To discuss your PAT Test requirements please email admin@bandjelectrical.com

HSE advice on PAT Testing and Electrical Safety

How does Electrical Testing Work?

Our trained electrical engineers at B&J visit your property (house or business) and use the latest testing equipment to inspect, fault find and diagnose. Diagnosis is normally quick and enables the fault to be identified and repaired. Once an inspection has been completed the owner is provided with a certificate highlighting any faults or recommendations necessary to maintain a safe electrical system.

The report and certificate issued is called an EICR- Electrical Installation Condition Report.

Periodic Inspection and Testing Cardiff

Periodic inspection and testing are advised to be carried out every ten years for a domestic property or sooner. Testing ensures that electrical wiring is fit for purpose and the risk of fires is reduced from faults.

For Advice on Electrical Testing & Inspection, Contact B&J Electrical