Call upon the skilled technicians at Existatest when you are in need of specialist electrical testing services. Backed by more than 40 years of experience, we take pride in the positive feedback we receive from clients.
Owing to our reputation for reliability, many of our clients recommend us to their friends, family, and associates. Having built strong relationships with loyal customers over the years, our fully qualified workforce provides five-year contracts for a variety of commercial companies. When your company has multiple sites, we split them throughout the five years.
More and more companies are introducing important procedures to ensure the safety of their company. Where reasonable, a proactive maintenance programme should be introduced to create a safe working environment.
It is a requirement of the 1974 Health and Safety At Work Act that fixed wire testing must be carried out. In addition, electrical systems installed in places of work must comply with the requirements of the 1989 Electricity At Work Regulations. Typically, a company assessing their health and safety policy instigates the testing and inspection.
Regulation 4 (2) of the Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 requires that all systems and apparatus are maintained where this will prevent danger. The prime method to accurately decide when maintenance is necessary to prevent danger is to perform regular inspections and tests. Consequently, it can be construed that there is a legal requirement to inspect and test.
All information is in accordance with the recommendations published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers™ (IEE) in Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3 and B.S. 7671: 2008, including amendments.
Fire alarm testing enables you to verify the correct operation of your existing installation. However, it does not certify that the original design meets current guidelines. The testing of fire alarms is governed by BS 5839: Part 1: 2002. Standby generators and vented battery systems, although also governed by BS 5839, are dealt with separately. Please consult our team for details.
The testing of emergency lighting is governed by BS 5266 - 8: 2004. The testing of the emergency lighting will verify that the existing installation operates correctly. However, it does not certify that the original design meets current guidelines. We offer a separate emergency lighting design service.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places responsibility on employers to ensure that all appliances used within the workplace are maintained in a safe condition. The IEE™ Code of practice suggests frequencies of testing for various types of appliances in various environments.