Electrical Testing


At Pearce Platford UK we understand the current economic climate so 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.

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.

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These are the usual electrical tests performed:

  • 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. Pearce Platford UK 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.

More information on Electrical Testing and why it is so important can be found at the Electrical Safety web site

To discuss your Electrical Testing requirements please use our contacts page.