Electrical test certificates can be unclear, especially if you are a company that has to abide by strict rules and regulations for the safety of your employees or guests. Fortunately R D Nelmes Electrical have looked at four different kinds of electrical test certificates, reviewing their purpose and what is involved with each inspection:
Portable Appliance Testing Certificate
Portable appliance testing is a process where an electrician inspects the appliances of a business property to make sure that they abide by regulations and are safe to use. A report is then carried out which is made up of details like the serial number, make and model, voltage, fuse rating, and insulation resistance. Technicians who complete PAT forms and offer the resulting electrical test certificates are qualified to do so and are usually NICEIC or ECA registered.
Emergency Lighting Completion Certificate
This certificate looks at a number of factors including whether the emergency lighting complies with design and construction conformity and whether there are any deviations from the Code of Practice. If there are any deviations, these must be properly detailed in the certificate and then sanctioned by the relevant people.
Fire Detection and Alarm System Inspection and Service Reports
The purpose of this report is to make sure that your fire alarm system hasn’t been compromised and, consequently, is functioning effectively to warn you in the event of a fire. Electrical engineers will write down any observations or recommendations for actions should there be evident or potential danger or the need for further investigation or improvement.
Electrical Installation Condition Report
An Electrical Installation Condition Report inspects and reviews the current state of an existing installation, measuring this against national safety standards and IET Wiring Regulations. An electrician will look out for general damage and wear, highlight any health and safety risks, and shoddy installation work amongst many other important safety elements.