Quite simply it is a statutory obligation in most cases. If your premises are open to the publicpubs,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.

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 (Portable Appliance Testing) 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

Fire Alarms

Whether in a domestic or commercial environment, the installation of a fire detection and alarm system can significantly reduce the risk of death or serious injury from fire.
A correctly installed fire alarm obviously ensures that your staff and visitors will be safe, and even if a fire does break out, they can safely escape from the premises. Additionally, early warning can minimise distruption to business, such as loss of data or key business equipment, which can take time to replace or even be irreplaceable.

Without a correctly maintained system, there is no warning or defence against fire. Employers and Owners can also jeopardise any fire insurance claim if they have failed to maintain equipment and keep the necessary records.

It is imperative that fire alarms and related services should be fit for their purpose and installed and maintained in accordance with British Standards.

Niblock Electrical  are experienced in the installation and servicing of Fire Alarm systems in accordance with BS5839 Codes of Practice.

Emergency Lighting

In the event of a fire, it is essential that emergency lighting comes on if the normal lighting fails. It needs to be sufficiently bright and correctly positioned so that occupants can be evacuated safely.

BS5266 emphasises the importance of regular testing of emergency lighting equipment, and Niblock Electrical offers a full test and inspection service, as well as maintainance contracts on Fire Alarms and Emergency Lighting equipment.

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