A Periodic Electrical Inspection is an in-depth inspection of the electrical installation followed by a comprehensive report detailing recommendations and remedial work required. The Periodic Electrical Inspection is the most detailed inspection of the electrical installation and ensures functionality and safety. 1st time landlords and Landlords that have not had the electrics tested in the last five years are also highly recommended to have this carried out.
We will only accept properties to our emergency cover after any remedial work, if any, done after we do the test.
Average Turnaround Time: 24-72 Hours Appointment
Duration: 1-4 Hours
Payment Options: Pay online Via Debit or Credit Card or Via Telephone with our maintenance team when booking.
How do I book my Periodic Inspection Report?
To book your periodic Inspection report which will be carried out by NICEIC qualified engineers, please use the book now form below or alternatively call our maintenance team on 020 7033 0311 ext 24 or direct number 020 7749 1794 and we will be happy to process your booking.
What will a periodic inspection reveal?
A periodic inspection will:
a. reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
b. find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
c. identify any defective DIY electrical work
d. highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
Why is a periodic inspection needed?
Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
When is a periodic inspection needed?
It is recommended that periodic inspection and testing is carried out:
When a property is being prepared to be let (or every 3 to 5 years if it has a current Periodic Electrical inspection and it is currently let.) prior to selling a property or when buying a previously occupied property.
Who should undertake a periodic inspection?
Periodic inspections should be carried out by a competent electrician who is registered by an approved governing body. All of the periodic Inspections that we conduct are carried out by our subcontracted NICEIC registered Engineers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the industry.
What happens during a periodic inspection?
The electrician will check the electrical installation against the requirements of BS 7671 - Requirements for Electrical Installations ( IEE Wiring Regulations) - as amended, which is the national safety standard for electrical installations, and contains around 850 Regulations.
What is a periodic inspection report?
A periodic inspection report (PIR) is a formal method of recording the findings of the periodic inspection, on at least three pages for domestic installations and six pages for larger installations.
The main purpose of a PIR is to report on the safety condition of an existing installation. Box E on page 1 of the Periodic Inspection Report will describe the overall condition as either 'satisfactory', in which case no immediate remedial work is required, or ‘unsatisfactory' which means remedial work is required to make the installation safe to use.
Where a PIR describes the installation as 'unsatisfactory', the next thing to look at is Box F on page 2 `Observations and Recommendations for Actions to be Taken'.
This is where any departures from BS 7671 are recorded, and a code to indicate the urgency of the action needed is given.
• Code 1 Requires urgent attention
• Code 2 Requires improvement
• Code 3 Requires further investigation
• Code 4 Does not comply with BS 7671
Code 1 indicates a dangerous, or potentially dangerous, condition that requires urgent attention to make the installation safe. Once the necessary remedial work has been completed, an appropriate certificate should be issued to confirm that the remedial work has been carried out in accordance with BS 7671. The electrician will give a summary of the inspection in the report, which will give a clear indication of the condition of the electrical installation, taking into account all relevant circumstances.
What happens after a periodic Inspection?
If the report is satisfactory you will be given your document and no further action will be needed until your next report is due.
If the report recommends improvements to the installation, we will give you a no obligation quotation for the remedial works to be carried out. If the remedial works are carried out by us you will also be given a free periodic certificate reflecting the changes that you have made and to outline that the periodic inspection has now been recognised as satisfactory.