One important tenet of health and safety legislation is that only certified electricians are allowed to repair electrics. This is the case because an electrical infrastructure will be inherently dangerous, and obviously electricians are trained in the safe repair of electrical installations. Electrical installations usually deal with potentially dangerous voltages of electricity, and so shouldn’t be touched by untrained individuals.
One of the best ways to ensure that an electrical installation doesn’t become dangerous, or cease working, is to subject it to regular electrical testing and inspection. This is important because over time electrical systems can become compromised, perhaps due to general wear and tear, excessive loading or environmental factors.
Wiring needs to be compliant with BS 7671, IEE Wiring Regulations, and this is achieved by ensuring that electrical installations are maintained to a good condition. One aspect of this is ensuring that wiring is properly inspected, by trained professionals. Failure to adhere to this could lead to problems with your electrical installations going un-noticed.
Who Requires Inspections?
All sorts of entities may require an electrical inspection. These could be homeowners, local authorities, businesses premises, public buildings or landlords. Essentially, where there are electrical installations there needs to be a degree of vigilance in terms of ensuring that they are well maintained and free from issues.
You might require an electrical survey for insurance purposes too, and this service is frequently offered by the same companies who will also inspect your electrical infrastructure, test portable appliances etc.