Inspections and Electrical Testing

At West Country Electrical, we are also fully qualified to carry out comprehensive electrical inspections and testing to ensure all the electrics of your home are working safely and efficiently.

We have the skills and experience to undertake PIR and PAT testing, carrying out each inspection according to the most rigorous standards to ensure your complete safety.

We can work with private homeowners and landlords across Plymouth, Ivybridge, and surrounding areas to help you ensure your full compliance.

To schedule your PIR and PAT tests, get in touch with West Country Electrical today.

Periodic Inspection Reports

Periodic Inspection Reports (PIR) is a test used to determine the condition of all electrical wiring, installations, and connections within your residential property. All electrical installations deteriorate over time and should be regularly tested and inspected to ensure they remain working safely and to prevent any risks resulting from electrical failures.

We can test and inspect all your electrical components to ensure they adhere to the current legislation and will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the results of our inspections.

When Should PIRs Be Carried Out?

West Country Electrical recommends that PIR inspections be carried out:

  • Every five years for a home occupied by the owner.
  • Every 12 months for a rented property.
  • When a property is being prepared for letting or change of occupant.

What Happens During a PIR?

Our PIR inspections check the electrics of your property against BS 7671, the current UK standards for the safety of electrical installation. These inspections take all the unique features of your property into account and usually focus on determining following:

If any electrical equipment or circuits are overloaded.
Whether or not there are any potential shock or fire hazards.
If any electrical work is faulty or inadequate.
If there is a lack of bonding or earthing in any electrical work.

Following the inspection, our team will provide you with a report detailing any observed damages, dangerous conditions, or other non-compliance issues. If any of these are found, remedial action will be required to remove these potential risks.

Portable Appliance Testing & Inspections

We can also work with homeowners and landlords to carry out the required Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to ensure your electrical systems and appliances are safe and working in the best possible condition. Once we have completed the PAT, we will provide you with a certificate detailing all the devices tested, their locations, as well as the results of the test.

What is PAT?

PAT refers to the systematic checking of appliances connected to the electricity supply via a plug and socket arrangement. It is essential in ensuring the electrical compliance of these appliances, and that they are safe to use. Like PIRs, PAT is carried out according to the regulations stipulated in BS 7671.

The frequency of PAT testing depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The installation types.
  • The use and operation of the installations.
  • The frequency of the installations.
  • Any maintenance work previously carried out on the installations.

Our PAT Services

Our professional PAT services are designed to help you ensure your compliance with the relevant British Standards. We take pride in working quickly and efficiently, and with as little disruption to your usual routine as possible.

Your appliances will be tested individually and awarded a pass or fail status, as well as a unique ID number. Once we have completed your PAT, our team will provide you with a certificate detailing the appliances tested, their location, and the result of the test, as well as the location of the appliance and the result of the test. Where necessary, our team can also assist you in rectifying any issues identified during the inspection.

Contact Us

54 Woodfield Crescent Ivybridge, PL21 0BX

0175 274 6711

0779 095 4663

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