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Periodic Inspection and Testing

Legislation (IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition) require that all non-domestic electrical installations should be subject to a regular program of inspection and testing in order to reduce the risk of injury or death through electrical faults.

There are a number of reasons why periodic inspection and testing should be considered. For example:

If it is required by law, your landlord or other regulatory body

If you have acquired a new premises and want to make sure everything is compliant with the relevant legislation and to keep insurance companies and potential clients happy.

If you have an old building - you should make sure that you do not expose yourself, employees, customers or visitors to unnecessary dangers and leave yourself open to legal sanctions through the Occupiers Liability Acts.

The table below shows when Inspection and Testing should be carried out:

Type Of Installation

Periodic Tests

Maximum Period

Domestic

N/A

10 years/Change of occupier

Commercial

1 year

5 years/Change of occupier

Educational Buildings

4 months

5 years

Hospitals

1 year

5 years

Industrial

1 year

3 years

Residential Accommodation

1 year/change of occupancy

5 years

Offices

1 year

5 years

Shops

1 year

5 years

Leisure Complexes

4 months

1 years

Churches

1 year

5 years

Restaurants/Hotels

4 months

1 years

Public Houses

1 year

5 years

Village Halls/community Centres

1 year

5 years

Caravans

1 year

3 years

Agricultural/Horticultural

1 year

3 years

Emergency Lighting

Daily/monthly

3 years

Fire Alarms

Daily/weekly/monthly

1 years

*We work within the latest regulations to ensure the highest possible standards of our work and safety for our customers - every care is taken to update this website alongside our practical work but please do check for yourself when looking up specific inspection periods.