Electrical Testing and Inspection

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Ensure that your electrical systems are functioning safely

Brigstowe Electrical Services is an electrical company that provides electrical safety testing to customers in and around the Bath area. We have provided electrical testing services for both private and commercial clients over the last 20 years.

Thorough electrical testing and inspections for peace of mind 

Our experience and professionalism has seen us deliver testing services in a wide range of sectors including education, government, facilities management, retail, leisure, manufacturing, private homes and many more. We understand that every testing job is unique and we can offer a bespoke service to accommodate your needs whether you are a small private client or a large national organisation. We are committed to providing our clients with a first-class service and technical expertise to ensure you, your staff and your buildings are kept safe. We also offer an out of hours working service to ensure disruption and downtime is kept to a minimum.
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Some of our electrical installation services include:

  • LV cabling installations
  • Design and installation of full power and lighting systems
  • Mechanical cable containment and management systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Emergency lighting schemes
  • Data installations
  • Planned preventative and reactive maintenance
  • Air conditioning supplies
  • LV switch gear maintenance testing and installation
  • Factory/machinery relocation
  • Distribution board installation, upgrading and replacement
  • Remedial and repair service
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Why use Brigstowe Electrical Services for your testing and remedial work?

  • Competitive pricing and free quotations.
  • We will beat or match any like for like quotation for the same level of service guaranteed.
  • All reports are provided electronically and are normally available 24 hours after the test has been completed.
  • Free site survey to minimise disruption to you or your business.
  • We offer a full repair and remedial work service.
  • Free technical support and advise before, during and after the work is completed.
  • We can offer a bespoke service tailored to suit you and your business requirements.

Electrical testing intervals

The frequency of periodic inspection and testing must be determined taking into account:
  • the type of installation
  • its use and operation
  • the frequency and quality of maintenance
  • the external influences to which it is subjected
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Industrial and commercial electrical installation and testing

Although Brigstowe Electrical Services carry out electrical safety testing, we have a much diversified workforce with extensive experience in providing our clients with quality electrical installation work to comply with the current building standards and IET wiring regulations BS7671.

We offer a full range of commercial and industrial electrical system design and installation packages from a small office refurbishment to full new electrical installation system and we can provide you with first class installation service from concept to completion. We will also professionally project manage our installation work and ensure that all health and safety requirements are followed by our management staff and our installation engineers.

BS7671 fixed wiring testing / Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Fixed wire testing often referred to as hard wire testing is the inspection and testing of the circuits contained within the fabric of your building. The socket outlets, lighting circuits and various others. This was commonly known as periodic inspection and testing, however, since January 2012, it is now called an EICR - Electrical Installation Condition Report.

Brigstowe Electrical Services can offer you a frequent fixed wire testing service ensuring that you are always compliant with important health and safety regulations. Our engineers carry out these tests using the latest electrical test instruments and all reports are downloaded using industry leading testing software.

When all tests are completed, you will receive a full report on the condition of your installation, together with all test results and remedial actions required (often including photographic evidence) and all associated costs for any necessary remedial works should this be required.

Key benefits:
  • Regular testing can prevent future problems with your wiring and greatly reduce the risk of electrical fire and serious injury to the users of the installation.
  • Suitable for industrial, commercial and domestic properties
  • Fully compliant with health and safety regulations with an Electrical Inspection Condition Report provided for your records

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable appliance testing involves the inspection and testing all electrical equipment that can be moved from one socket to another often using a standard everyday plug top. Pretty much everything from a kettle to a computer. The PAT testing engineers at Brigstowe Electrical Services will open every plug and check for the correct wiring, we will make sure that all terminals are secured and that the correct fuse type is fitted, along with a full visual inspection of the lead and appliance itself. All appliances will then be tested with the most advanced calibrated test equipment available and then tagged with a suitable pass/fail label or barcode.

We offer a fast, efficient, no nonsense approach with our PAT testing service to minimise disruption and keep downtime to an absolute minimum. Upon completion you will be provided with a full register and detailed test results of all equipment inspected and tested.

Key benefits
  • Our PAT testing services are only carried out by our highly skilled and fully trained PAT engineers
  • Minimal disruption caused to the running of your business
  • Saves you money by cutting the possibility of unplanned repairs
  • Fully compliant with legislation and Health and Safety Regulations including the IET Code of practice for in service
  • Inspection and testing of electrical equipment

Emergency lighting inspection and testing

Emergency lighting testing involves the periodic test and inspection of all key components within the emergency lighting system. This includes a functionality test of all key switches, batteries, light fittings and control equipment.

The following minimum inspections and tests shall be carried out at the intervals recommended below.

Daily emergency lighting inspection (only for central backup systems)
This check only applies to emergency lighting systems with one central backup battery system / emergency generator. In this case, there is a daily visual inspection of indicators on the central power supply to identify that the system is in a ready condition. No test of operation is required.

Monthly emergency lighting tests
All emergency lighting systems must be tested monthly. The test is a short functional test in accordance with BS 5266-1: 2011. The period of simulated failure should be sufficient for the purpose of this test whilst minimising damage to the system components e.g. lamps. During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that they are present, clean and functioning correctly. A record of the test must be recorded in the emergency lighting log book.

A test for the full rated duration of the emergency lights (e.g. 3 hours) must be carried out. The emergency lights must still be working at the end of this test. The result must be recorded and if failures are detected, these must be remedied as soon as possible.
Key benefits
  • Our emergency lighting testing services are only carried out by our highly skilled and fully trained testing engineers
  • Minimal disruption caused to the running of your business
  • Regular maintenance and testing saves you money by cutting the possibility of unplanned repairs
  • Fully compliant with health and safety regulations and BS5266-1: Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises

Thermal imaging surveys and reports

Prevention is always better than cure, especially where electricity is concerned. The testing engineers at Brigstowe Electrical Services can carry out a professional thermal imaging survey, which allows you to detect electrical faults before the components fail. And because it is non-intrusive, it is extremely fast and efficient.

By quickly addressing existing issues with your electrical devices, you can protect your staff, your property and your business. Predicting what future maintenance your electrical devices may require, can also be extremely advantageous; securing the safety of your customers and staff, and saving you valuable time and money on emergency repairs. We can provide you with a hassle free thermal imaging survey of all your electrical equipment and distribution boards for a competitive price. This is often a complimentary service that comes with our Electrical Installation Condition Reports and fixed wiring inspection and testing reports.

Key Benefits
  • No disruption to your business as faults can be identified without shutting down the power
  • Suitable for office blocks, manufacturing plants and warehouses of any size
  • Frequent maintenance greatly decreases the risk of emergency repairs
  • Highly reliable and effective method for testing electrical equipment

Remedial works

Unlike many other electrical testing companies, Brigstowe Electrical Services also offers a competitive, professional repair service. We only employ fully qualified engineers who are trained to the highest Industry standards. We can provide you with a full quotation for any remedial actions that need to be carried out following our inspections, giving you the benefit of only dealing with one company and giving you complete peace of mind knowing that your repairs have been carried out by our highly qualified engineers. We can carry out full lighting surveys and lamp replacement service. This can form part of a routine maintenance programme or even be carried out during your fixed wiring testing. This can be very convenient if your work is being done outside of normal working hours saving you the inconvenience of having to arrange another shutdown to carry out your lighting maintenance.

After your Fixed Electrical Installation Condition Report has been presented to you the results of the report will fall into the four codes as detailed below:

C1 (“Danger Present”): the safety of those using the installation is at risk. It is recommended that a competent person undertake the necessary remedial work immediately. During the completion of an EICR (Electrical Inspection Condition Report), observations classified as C1 will be ‘made safe’ upon discovery where possible and subject to consultation with the site contact.

C2 (“Potentially Dangerous”): the safety of those using the installation may be at risk. It is recommended that a competent person undertake the necessary remedial work as a matter of urgency. An instance would be classified as a C2 if, with the addition of a foreseeable event and given the right circumstances, it would create a C1 type situation.

C3 (“Improvement Recommended”): whilst this type of observation doesn’t pose an immediate or potential danger to the users of the installation, improvement would significantly enhance the safety of the electrical installation.

FIR (“Further Investigation Required”): without delay. This generally meant that further time is required to identify and diagnose the cause of a fault that was found during the initial inspection and testing work.
When it comes to electrical testing work in the Bath area, Brigstowe Electrical Services is the name you can trust.

Call us now on 01225 680 151

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