Quite simply it is a statutory obligation in most cases. If your premises are open to the public pubs, schools, cinemas, clubs, churches,
dentists, doctors surgeries etc then you most likely need to be inspected yearly ). If you are a private dwelling then you should be tested at least every 10 years. electrical testing is often overlooked by ignorance, many companies now delegate the responsibility to either their own resources manager or a dedicated company.

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Niblock Electrical Services

keeps a data base of all tests, when they were performed and the results,this way there is no ambiguity!

As well as the electrical testing of the fixed equipment (cables,sockets,lights, etc) there is the testing of PAT.

Simply put if it has a plug on it it has to be tested with a PAT tester. This is a requirement for all types of installation, Industrial,Commercial and Domestic.
Home-owners wishing to sell their dwelling can use the same service to make the test results available to potential purchasers.
Below is a list of how regularly testing should be carried out

Maximum periods allowed between Periodic Inspections:

- Commercial Installations - 5 years.
- Industrial Installations - 3 years.
- Buildings open to the public - 1 year.
- External Installations - 3 years.
- Caravan Parks - 1 year.
- Fire Alarms - 1 year.
- Short Term Installations - 3 months.
- Site Installations - 3 months.
Make an enquiry with us today about periodic testing and inspection


Niblock Electrical Services Promotions

We offer to upgrade your consumer unit in Kent as it one of the most commonly neglected and over looked electrical items in a domestic house hold. This is a worrying fact when theya are the sole saftey device protecting your electrical equipement, family and home from both electrical shock and fire.

Many outdated consumer units use prehistoric fuse-wire which melts when a short circuit occurs. These short circuits can occur for many seconds causing loud bangs, flashes and even before the fault becomes great enough to melt the fuse-wire. It has been proven that with with age fuse wire becomes more rigid and stronger; in one test case an over current fault was induced onto a circuit for a whole 8 hours, without the rewire-able fuse disconnecting. The only stopped flowing through the curcuit when the cabled melted, explosing live parts.

We use the latest 17th edition split load consumer unit. You get both over current protection, in the form of minature curcuit breakers (MCBs) and earth fault protection in the form of residential current devices (RCDs). These all operate as trip switches which allws for easy identification of fault circuits and can in most cases be reset in seconds by the customer, without the need of an electrican.

We can upgrade any consumer unit in Kent and the surrounding area
From as little as £250

According to goverment statistics 10 people die each year and 750 more are injured in accidents as result of unsafe or outdated electrical installations.

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