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Petroleum storage testing.
We are able to perform the annual inspection for your license to store and dispense Petroleum. We are members of the of the A.P.E.A (association for petroleum and explosives administration) and the I.E.T (institution of engineering and technology).
Inspection of workplace storage and dispensing of petroleum spirit and liaison with petroleum licensing authorities Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 SI 2002/2776.
Why we do electrical testing.
Inspection provides the ideal opportunity for checking the general condition of the equipment and that all parts
are in sound condition. Our skilled team provides a comprehensive testing and inspection service, ensuring that anything from a mobile home to a factory complex is running as safely and efficiently as possible. A periodic inspection report will reveal if any circuits or electrical equipment are being overloaded, locate any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in an installation, identify any defective DIY electrical work, or highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Electrical Testing, why do I need it ?
Quite simply it is a statutory obligation in most cases. If your premises are open to the public, i.e. pubs,schools,cinemas,clubs,churches,dentists,doctors surgeries etc then you most likely need to be inspected yearly (Frequency of tests). 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. Southern Electrical Testing keeps a data base of all tests, when they were performed and the results,this way there is no ambiguity Electrical testing is important!! 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. Fixed wiring electrical testing may become legislation under the new sellers pack for Home-owners. Becomes Law July 2007 Postponed! Comes into force 14th December 2007. Abandoned by new coalition government May 2010. 2015. Most conveyancing solicitors and all end of lease (commercial) are requiring an electrical test certificate now! Better not to wait until the last minute. However see this legal catch-all. 4.—(1) All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, danger. (2) As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger. The above is a kind of legal catch all, it is an extract from the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 that apply to domestic property as well. The only way to be sure if your installation is sound is to be either an electrician / engineer and have a planned maintenance schedule or have your installation inspected! All Southern Testing personnel hold 17th Edition City & Guilds and 2391 (Electrical testing and inspection) qualifications as a minimum. We are independent, we do not do contracting, so we have no interest in finding imaginary faults , we do electrical testing if we find something simple that is wrong we will correct it southern testing as a matter of course at no charge. As it is a requirement that electrical systems installed in places of work comply with the The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989, More and more companies are putting in place people and policies that deal with the electrical testing and other Proactive Maintenance Programs to create a safe ,viable and profitable environment for their staff. Please see the Electrical Testing menu above for a complete description of Electrical Testing & safety in the place of work and in your home .In particular how and why we test the way we do. We are situated on the Kent, Sussex and Surrey borders. This electrical testing site has been designed and built by GadSolutions and is hosted on one of their servers. Domestic electrical testing.