Electrical compliance – what is it and why is it important?


There are numerous laws, rules, and standards pertaining to electrical safety in the workplace. Maintaining electrical compliance with safety regulations and making sure that you and your company are working in a safe atmosphere is essential.


The best approach to make sure that health and safety regulations are being followed is to have qualified electricians test and check portable appliances and fixed electrical systems on a regular basis.


Both routine visual inspections and tests should be included in testing. The kind of installation determines the inspection and testing procedures.


Below are two crucial testing types:


Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)


This involves the testing of electrical equipment also known as portable appliances. Additionally, regular basic visual inspections of electrical equipment, including both fixed installations and portable appliances, can help us find problems and defects before they become severe hazards.


Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)


(Also known as EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), PIR (Periodic Inspection Report), Fixed Electrical Testing or Fixed Installation Testing).


The electrical circuits and equipment that distribute electricity throughout a building are tested as part of fixed wire testing. Regardless of whether a building is commercial, industrial, or residential, all of the hard wiring in it is covered.


This includes any distribution boards and consumer units, as well as the circuits supplying the lighting and power circuits. Any potential risks in an electrical installation will be found during testing.


These two main forms of electrical testing are crucial as without them the business owner, landlord, or any duty holder will likely be breaking the law. This becomes the case they cannot demonstrate that all electrical testing and maintenance installation work done on their site complies with specified UK guidelines for electrical safety.




If you require a professional electrical testing service, please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.