The Power Service - Newcastle

plugsPeriodic Inspection Reports (PIR)

Are you aware of the hidden dangers?

Electrical faults may result in injury to employees and are
a major cause of fires.

Whilst installations appear to be in good condition, with no
obvious faults, it is essential to establish procedures that
ensure safe electrical installations are maintained by means
of periodic inspections using calibrated equipment.

Failure to produce up-to-date inspection certificates could
even make an insurance claim more difficult.

We will be happy to visit your premises to advise you
on the most appropriate testing regime


The Power Service can help you to :

  • Establish a scheduled testing and inspection programme.
  • All Wiring should be tested and inspected by a National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) or Electrical Contractor’s Association (ECA) approved contractor, at intervals not exceeding 5 years, or such other periods as recommended.
  • Following each scheduled test and inspection, remedial work should be carried out as necessary and an appropriate certificate issued.
  • Be aware of your responsibility under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989  to maintain safe electrical installations.

All The Power Service electrical and gas engineering personnel are IEE 16th Edition Electricians or CORGI registered and ACOP trained, with a wealth of practical experience.

The Law

The current regulations for electrical installations are BS 7671: 2001 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations 16th Edition). Compliance with these regulations and the subsequent issue of certificates of conformity are not a specific requirement, but are invariably needed by your insurance company.

However, there is a legal duty of care under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989  for all electrical installations in work places to be maintained as to be safe and to prevent danger.  It is likely therefore that in the event of an accident the authorities will look at the wiring regulations as the benchmark for standards that should be adopted.

Compliance with the above regulations, and following appropriate guidance, will go some way to s
atisfying your obligations under the existing regulations.

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