Electrical Test Certificate – Technical Aspectsby James Livingstone Manager
Electrical safety has come a long way, thanks to different technologies and methodologies that help keep the use of electricity safe. This said, electrical testing should remain a priority if you want to keep your property safe from related dangers. Electricity still is one of the most dangerous forms of energy that we use and work around. Without proper installation and maintenance, it can pose life-threatening hazards that don’t only put your property at risk, but the wellbeing of its occupants, most of all. A professional electrician must issue an electrical certificate based on strict electrical safety codes to make sure that all electrical work within your property follows and is compliant with the latest safety standards.
An electrical test certificate is essentially a compliance document signifying proper electrical testing and certification by a professional and licensed electrician. Only registered electricians and professionals have the right to issue such certificate. It is a legal requirement that must be issued within 30 days following the completion of any electrical work in a property. Whenever a contractor completes any type of electrical work (minor or major) within your property, and electrical safety certificate must be issued to make sure all work carried out is compliant with the most recent safety standards. Whether it is merely replacing a switchboard, replacing light switches or installing a new appliance, a safety certificate must be issued to avoid non-compliance with the law.
There are generally two types of electrical test certificate issued to property owners. These certificates cover various kinds of electrical work in a property. One is prescribed installation work and the other, non-prescribed. Prescribed installations cover the most major electrical wiring work in a property. This includes wiring from the street all the way to the switchboard within your property and basically electrical work where electricity cannot be switched off on your own during an emergency. Non-prescribed electrical work, on the other hand, covers minor electrical installations and wiring work within a property, such as the installation of safety switches, power points, circuit breakers, lighting points, etc. non-prescribed electrical test certificates can be issued by licensed electricians where as prescribed electrical test certification can only be issued by authorities in the area.
About the Author
I am James Livingstone the owner of Trade Facilities Services, we provide electrical certificates and electrical testing in London, Essex and Kent at reasonable and fair prices. The company is fully insured, and all electricians are qualified and are members of either NAPIT or the NICEIC. We believe in publishing the correct information for our consumers to ensure they get value for money.
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