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FAQ

Question:

If my electrical inspection uncovers a lot of work that needs to be done, will it be expensive?

Answer:

This depends completely on what we discover.  In the majority of cases, huge expense is not the case most problems are easy to fix but can be equally very dangerous and cause big problems if not rectified.

Question:

As a business tenant, am I responsible for electrical testing or is my landlord?

Answer:

This will depend on your lease agreement content.  However you will be responsible for testing of portable appliances.

Question:

Where do I stand as my insurers visited my property and did not require me to have an electrical inspection done?

Answer:

The legal requirement for you to comply with electrical safety standards remains the same and is your responsibility.

Question:

Why might I need a periodical inspection?

Answer:

Age and usage affects all electrical installations.  Ensuring the safety of all users is important and you must be aware deterioration unseen and not looked after, can result in an installation becoming dangerous to use.  Each year people die and hundreds are injured because of unsafe electrical installations.

Question:

What exactly happens during a periodic inspection?

Answer:

A periodic inspection will:

  • Show if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
  • Show any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
  • Highlight any defective previous electrical work
  • Identify any lack of earthing or bonding
  • Inspections can also be instructed on other electrical installations to confirm safety.

Question:

What problems might happen if I don’t have an electrical inspection completed?

Answer:

Keeping your electrical installation safe and meeting the requirements of the law is your priority as this will keep everybody safe.
You can be prosecuted if your installation causes a preventable accident.
An insurance claim can then be possible and win or lose, it does tend to be an expensive experience.

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