Periodic Inspection & Testing

Periodic Inspection & Testing

We are fully trained to carry out inspection and testing and hold the City and Guilds 2394/2395 qualification. Our inspections comply with the latest IEE wiring regulations (BS 7671).

Whether you are selling your home, renting your property, or just looking to make home improvements, it is important that any electrical work is carried out safely, to a standard set by current regulations.

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age. It is important for the person responsible for the maintenance to be sure that the safety of the users is not put at risk, and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition. A full comprehensive report (Electrical Condition Report (EICR)) will be issued, indicating all findings.

A periodic inspection will:

  • Identify if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
  • Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

If anything is identified as dangerous or potentially dangerous, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be 'unsatisfactory' which will be highlighted in the report, meaning that remedial action is required to remove the risks to those in the premises.

Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:

  • 10 years for an owner-occupied home.
  • 5 years for a rented home.

You should also consider a periodic inspection:

  • When a property is being prepared for letting/rental.
  • Before selling a property or when purchasing a previously-occupied property.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)


We have used Steve Pink at Aspen Electrical Services over the last year on various electrical jobs around our school, and from the very beginning found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. Steve is very reliable and efficient. And he has now become our number one electrical contractor. He provides great service at competitive prices.

Steve Bowes, Premises Manager, St Joseph's School, Bishops Stortford.

Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable appliance testing is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. The majority of electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination, however types of defect can only be found by testing using specialised PAT equipment.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self-employed. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.

Most insurance companies require PAT testing of electrical equipment, in order to comply with the terms and conditions of public liability insurance policies

PAT testing is a cheap and efficient way to ensure all of the electrical equipment used by you and your employees is safe for purpose.

A full report of all items tested, which includes details of the items that passed and failed and any observations, recommendations will be provided. All items tested will be labelled accordingly.

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