September 17, 2018

Below you will find the guidance table 3.2, represented in guidance Note 3 of the IET wiring regulations. 

This is the basis for identifying the timeline of routine checks and re-tests.

However, as mentioned in other posts, this table is a guide and each installatio...

September 9, 2018

Legal requirements:

Government legislation outlined in The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers Fire Alarm Maintenance. The regulations state that your fire alarm must be ‘adequately maintained’,

- However, BS 5839 recommends a fire alarm system should be in...

September 3, 2018

How often do I need Fixed Wire Testing?

The frequency in which your fixed wire electricals need inspecting will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of installation, its use and frequency of maintenance.

Unfortunately it is a commonly held belief in many insta...

June 11, 2018

Emergency Light Testing may not be the most exciting thing you hear today, but as a legal obligation for business owners, it may be the most important. 

This guide will help you understand how your compliance is paramount in ensuring the safety of employees and the publ...

June 4, 2018

You may have heard about Fixed Wire Testing by its different names: 

- Periodic Electrical Inspection

- Electrical Tests 

- Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

- Landlord Safety Certificates

You may have heard about it, you may know you need it,...

June 1, 2018

If you’re unfamiliar with all things electrical, it can be difficult to communicate any problems should they arise. To help you through, we’ve put together some explanations of the most common terms.


Recessed lighting

This is any lighting where the main body of t...

May 1, 2018

What is a PAT Test (Portable Appliance Testing):

  • A PAT Test is visually checking and conducting electrical testing on items of electrical equipment deemed portable.

What are some of the devises that are regularly checked?

  • Kettles

  • Toasters

  • Washing Mach...

April 1, 2018

What is Emergency Lighting?

  • Emergency Lighting is the lighting designed to remain on when all other sources fail.

Why is Emergency lighting important?

  • The Emergency Lighting is a very important part of any building’s risk assessment because health and safety le...

March 1, 2018

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR):

  • This type of test is essentially an MOT for your electrical system.

What is involved in an EICR?

  • The test covers all the hard wiring starting at the distribution board

  • It incorporates all th...

February 1, 2018

With a new series about to begin filming inside a previously abandoned London warehouse, a complete compliance test for all electrical services was required along with any necessary works to guarantee the safety of the production crew and actors. 

The project in detail

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