electrical testing

Bury St Edmunds

01284 769144
07525 439729

Domestic and commercial electrical testing

The United Kingdom has a strong record of electrical safety. However, there are still over 30 deaths and 4,000 injuries caused by electrical accidents in our homes each year. Most are due to faulty appliances—most commonly with plugs, leads, and connectors.
Electrical testing ensures that the quality of your electrical installations and appliances operate to legal standards and conform to regulations, preventing unnecessary accidents and injuries to you and the people you care about.
Electrical appliance testing has often been seen as a nuisance or an extra way to create additional income (we assure you—this is not the case). Testing is an essential part of your home or office safety procedure. Without the correct certification, individuals, companies and businesses could be accountable to a wide range of penalties and fines.
There are several aspects of every electrical system that come into play with the testing procedure, covering areas of non-compliance, negligence, and unsafe working environments.

Fixed Wire and Portable Appliance Testing

There are a number of visual and physical checks associated with testing, and also specialist electrical testing that only a qualified, professional electrical technician can carry out.
Fixed Wire Testing ensures all electrical installations and circuits conform to the most up-to-date wiring regulations. Its certification title is Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). All homes, offices and business premises should carry an EICR to guarantee the safe performance of the property’s electrical system.
Portable Appliance Testing is the term used to describe the certification of electrical appliances, ensuring they are free from electrical defects and are safe for purpose.

Electrical inspection elements and testing required before connection to the mains supply

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Protective conductors

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Main and supplementary bonding

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Ring final circuit conductors

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Protection by separation

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Protection by barriers and enclosures

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Insulation resistance

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Site applied insulation

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Insulation of non-conducting floors and walls

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Polarity

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Earth electrode resistance

We are high-level technicians, regulated to deliver electrical test certificates

The electrical inspection and testing process must be carried out by certified technicians, holding the appropriate qualifications. All JW Warren Electrical technicians are experienced and qualified in all areas of testing and regulation, so you can be confident that you’re getting the very best in care and attention.
We deliver certification of installations and appliances under BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).

Regular testing to the correct standards ensures all customers are protected against:

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Changes in electrical circuits and appliances that may lead to severe damage

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Problems with adequate earthing and bonding, as well as the suitability of switchgear and control gear

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The poor condition of the wiring system and its circuitry

Your test may also provide suggestions for adequate measures to take to improve the efficiency of your electrical system.
Regular testing to the correct standards ensures all customers are protected against:
When complete, your technician will issue the up-to-date Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). Your certificate covers conditions of:
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Electrical appliances

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Observed damage

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Deterioration

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Defects

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Dangerous conditions

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Any non-compliance with current standards and safety laws

Regulation intervals for domestic electrical test certificates

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Every 10 years for owner-occupied homes

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Every 5 years for rented accommodation

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Every 3 years for caravans

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Every year for swimming pools

There are additional events that demand the electrical testing of a property. For example, a current electrical test certificate is required for any property being prepared for rental on the letting market, or when buying or selling a previously occupied property.

24/7 Emergency call-out electrical service

We know that accidents happen, and our electrical appliances and systems can fail us at any time, night or day. That’s why we offer all of our clients the peace of mind that a qualified electrician provides.

Our phone lines are always on and ready to take your call. Whatever your electrical crisis may be, and whatever electrician services you need, our one-hour emergency service is available to everyone in the Bury St. Edmonds area.

Regular testing promotes excellent health and safety

Without periodic testing, homes and businesses may become vulnerable to issues that could lead to power outs, fires, and electric shocks. To protect a building, its assets and those who live or work there, it’s advisable to have some kind of schedule in place.
This type of schedule is often required by insurance companies when delivering or renewing policies, protecting their policyholders and their premises.
Periodic electrical testing will provide:
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Detection of overloaded circuits

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Electrical shock risks and fire hazards

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Defective electrical circuitry

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Insufficient earthing and bonding

Professional and easy-to-understand communication for all of our testing clients

Security and safety of our customers and client is paramount. That’s why, when it comes to any electrical testing on your home, office, business premises, or appliances, we explain everything you need to know in easy to understand terms.
We’re happy to go over any areas you’re unclear of, or regarding any of the regulations or applications that need additional explanation.

Why should you choose JW Warren to test your installations and appliances

We offer two important measures that our customers need from an electrical testing service: peace of mind and the legal certification. It’s our job to ensure your safety, that all the elements of your electrical supply and usage are fit for purpose, and working to appropriate standards. Our rates for testing offer excellent value. That said—could you put a price on the health and safety of your family, colleagues, staff, or tenants?