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A quick guide to what the law says about testing for Domestic,Commercial
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Southern testing are possibly the premier Sussex based company that specialise in all electrical testing and commissioning, whether it is domestic,commercial,industrial or marine. We operate a customer service company,we try to work around your requirements,contact us for more information or a quote.

Southern Testing understands the current economic climate; we operate in an efficient way and are effective at what we do,this allows us to pass on to you directly all our savings. We complete hundreds of fixed wire tests a year and are experts in the field of electrical testing as such we can offer advice and support to you in the most cost effective manner.

Full electrical testing on the supply and internal fixed wiring of your property / business to the latest regulations BS7671 2008,amendment 3 2015 and IEE wiring regulations. This will include the Distribution Board all circuit breakers and associated RCBs, the complete earthing arrangement of the installation with all cables ,switches,sockets and fixtures checked for soundness and compliance.

All our test results and certificates are stored in a Data Base and are fully traceable (legal documents).

We can usually offer a very quick service if it is required with night time working if day time access is limited due to business requirements.

All of our Electricians are BS7671 17th edition and C & G 2391 we only employ fully qualified British Trained Electricians and Engineers.
These are the usual electrical tests performed:the dangers of a baby chewing cable

  • Visual inspection of the installation.
  • Continuity of (cpc) & Earth conductors.
  • Continuity of the ring circuits.
  • Polarity.
  • Insulation resistance of conductors.
  • Earth loop impedance test to determine the quality of your earthing.
  • Testing of RCDs to check that they do trip at the correct time and current rating.
  • Functional switching and Isolation,to insure the switches actually switch the live conductor and not the Neutral.

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 logo 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.

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