Electric Vehicle charging

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Testing & Inspection

Manage your obligations with periodic inspection and testing of EV charging points

As the number of Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations in the UK continues to increase, so too does the number of EV charging points. More and more organisations are installing EV charging points on their premises, which require periodic inspection and testing to ensure safety.

Like any fixed electrical installation, Duty Holders are required under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR) to ensure the safety of EV charging points. This includes maintaining systems to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any danger to employees, visitors or other persons.  

Maintain safety with Bureau Veritas

Offering a dedicated team of electrical experts, Bureau Veritas supports clients with trusted inspection and testing programmes of EV charging points to help ensure safety and compliance with reference to EAWR and other associated documents.

EV charging points: Periodic inspection and testing

Taking into account that EV charging points are a high use asset, often installed outside and therefore vulnerable to mechanical damage and environmental factors, we recommend formal periodic inspecting and testing annually, with a robust series of checking in place for daily users.

Our formal inspection and testing includes:

  • Earthing compliance check
  • Thorough external visual inspection
  • Earth continuity testing of protective conductors
  • Thorough internal visual inspection
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Confirmation of polarity
  • Earth loop impedance and prospective fault current
  • Operation of Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
  • Functional testing
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Gary
Barker

Head of Electrical Operations

Bureau Veritas

The future is bright for the UK’s EV charging infrastructure sector. There is no doubt that charging infrastructure implementation will continue to soar over coming years, therefore it is vitally important to check the safety and compliance of charging points and we can support businesses with this.

Benefits

  • Trusted inspection and testing programme from a global leader in testing, inspection and certification 
  • Maintain compliance with workplace and electrical safety legislation
  • Identify faults earlier and ensure longevity and safety of assets
  • Access to a full range of fixed electrical testing and inspection services from Bureau Veritas

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