Electrical inspection and testing in the workplace
The objective of electrical inspection and testing is to ensure the safety of your electrical installations more effectively
The Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) 1989 (1991 in Northern Ireland) are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. These regulations require that employers as ‘duty holders’ must provide a safe working environment with regard to all electrical equipment and systems, regardless of when they were manufactured, installed or brought into use.
Employers, the self-employed and employees all have duties and obligations in complying with the requirements of the regulations, which apply to all places of work, with no exemptions. All electrical systems must be maintained in a safe condition and an important aspect of such maintenance is periodic inspection and testing.
Many companies struggle to meet their obligations using in-house personnel due to lack of time, resources and knowledge of this specialised field. By putting your trust in Bureau Veritas, you can have complete confidence that your electrical installations are safe and compliant, with all inspections completed to the required frequency according to the latest regulations and accompanying guidelines.
We can also support you even if site access is restricted or not permitted, for example due to coronavirus restrictions. By working closely with clients to undertake remote surveys, our team can develop a scope of works without any delays and reach the initial inspection stages quicker.
It depends if it is a newly built installation or an old one, but a periodic electrical inspection needs to be carried out from time to time. This periodic electrical inspection should be carried out by a visual inspection that consists of a full inspection and testing procedure and is followed by the completion of the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).
These certificates are documents which must be kept by both the "person ordering the work" (i.e. the owner) and the "competent person"(qualified electrician) completing the inspection and testing procedure.
We offer a comprehensive range of trusted electrical equipment inspection services to help achieve compliance with the IET wiring regulations (BS7671), including:
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) and has more than 190+ years of experience meaning that we also can assist you in other areas of your business if needed.
As part of our enhanced service – and free for mechanical inspection clients – we offer access to live, accurate and reliable data for all inspection reports using SWIFT, our online reporting system.
Developed in-house by our own team of experts, SWIFT is a web-based portal which gives our safe, secure, 24/7 access to your inspection records, visit reports and equipment lists.