Electrical Testing - What to expect from your contractor



To comply with health and safety laws regular electrical inspection and testing carried out by qualified electricians needs to be done. This applies to both fixed electrical installations and portable appliances. The only way to confirm that electrical installations are safe is by testing them. You need a fully qualified electrician to carry out these tests safely and accurately.


You must ensure people working on electrical equipment or systems are ‘competent’ for the task. Being competent means having suitable training, skill, and knowledge for the task to prevent injury to yourself and others.


Electrical Inspection


Testing procedures apply to both periodic inspection – and initial verification on new installations. Electrical testing regulation states that every installation during erection and on completion must be inspected and tested prior to being put into service.

Periodic inspection and testing have to be carried out in accordance with regulations to ensure that each installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. For both initial verification and testing, and periodic inspection and testing the sequence of tests is the same.

What to expect during an electrical Inspection

During the inspection, our engineer will follow a checklist that ensures the inspection complies with local safety codes. Most inspections include the following:

  • Correcting minor safety and fire hazards

  • Observing any visible issues, such ungrounded outlets

  • Testing switches, panels, and circuits

Our engineer may remove outlet covers, expose small amounts of wiring, and so on, but he or she will also replace these components afterward.


What to expect after an Inspection


Once the inspection is complete, we will provide you with a written report. This report may include the following:

  • A list of needed repairs

  • Recommendations for improving energy efficiency

  • Summary of the inspection

This report certifies that the inspection was completed properly and can also help you anticipate upcoming electrical repairs and costs.



Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.