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Gareth Wilkinson

Preston, Lancashire

We are electrical contractors based in Preston and cover the whole of the North West covering the following services. EICR tests , PAT testing ,emergency lighting , electrical installation , LED lighting NICEIC Approved.

Services

Appointment details


An EICR is a detailed electrical inspection of a property’s electrical installation where an in-depth report detailing any necessary remedial work is produced. During the appointment, your electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and are safe to use. Please note that the electrical engineer will need to disconnect the installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection. Please note, it is your responsibility to plug appliances back in after your electrics have been tested (this includes your fridge/freezer). The entire onsite process will typically take up to two hours depending on the number of circuits on the property. Following the assessment, the Electrical Safety Certificate is emailed within 2-5 business days. 


As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


The frequency with which EICRs should be obtained varies depending on the kind of property. For rental properties, an EICR Testing is typically done every five years or at the start of a new tenancy. An EICR should only be done by a qualified electrician.



What does the inspection include?


  • The inspection includes the below checks if earthing and bonding is adequate
  • Whether light switches, fittings, sockets, and controls are suitable, serviceable, and protected -  replacement will be recommended if necessary
  • If earthing and bonding is adequate
  • If the wiring system is adequate and its current condition
  • If adequate identification and safety notices are available
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or deterioration
  • Whether there are any changes in the use of the premises which have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions

Appointment details


A Non-Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report is, as it states, a report rather than a certificate. It provides an assessment of the in-service condition of a commercial electrical installation against current requirements. During the appointment, the electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and safe to use. All lighting and lighting circuits will be assessed and a report on the findings will be logged. Typically a commercial EICR is a lot more in depth than a standard domestic report. For commercial properties, there may be operational limitations that the engineer will discuss with you first, such as shutting down any servers or phone lines that would impact a business. The engineer may ask for a sample rate which would detail what percent of sockets would be tested to begin with, and then should any faults occur with the sample size, the engineer may choose to increase the sample size (i.e, from 25% to 50%) to check for further faults. 

The entire onsite process can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the size of the property, especially for some larger commercial or industrial installations. Following the completion of the assessment, the Electrical Installation Condition Report is emailed within 2-5 business days. It is a legal requirement commercial properties are tested every 5 years and installations at industrial premises are tested at least every 3 years

As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


What you will need to do prior/during the appointment?


  • If you are not sure about the type and the quantity of the circuits please contact the engineer

  • Give permission to engineer to disconnect installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection

Appointment details


Portable appliance testing, or PAT, involved the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. During the appointment, your selected professional electrical engineer will visit the property and complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical appliances on the property are in working order and are safe to use. All electrical appliances supplied by a flexible cable with either a plug and socket or a spur box to connect it to the fixed electrical installation are considered portable appliances or portable electrical equipment (PEE) and need to be tested, regardless of their size. Typical examples of PEE include kitchen equipment, including toasters, food mixers, kettles, refrigerators, microwave ovens and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and any  Extension leads are also regarded as portable appliances. The entire onsite process will typically take up to one hour depending on the number of appliances on the property. 


Although the law does not specifically state how often PAT testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least have an inspection yearly. PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to minimize electric risks from faulty appliances.




What does the inspection include?


PAT testing includes visual checks for:

  • Damages to the flexible cable such as cuts, abrasions, trapped cables etc.
  • Damages to the plug, such as cracked case or bent pins
  • Illegal joints in the cable, such as taped joint
  • Any equipment being used in unsuitable conditions, such as wet or dusty environment
  • Any signs of overheating, such as stains or burns

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Working hours

  • Monday: 08:00-17:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00-17:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00-17:00
  • Thursday: 08:00-17:00
  • Friday: 08:00-17:00
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Customers Reviews

5.0/5
(12)

Quality 98.3%

Reliability 100%

Price 100%

Schedule 100%

Behaviour 100%

Cleanliness 100%

5/5
03-03-2021

First time using my constructor and very happy with the work. Easy to book a convenient time slot, very good price and the young man doing our electrical inspection was very professional.

Tony H.

5/5
03-03-2021

A very satisfied customer Thanks

John S.

5/5
19-03-2021

Was dubious about using online services but had been let down my friends. Cannot fault Gareth . Absolutely top notch service. Kept me informed of what was happening and did some remedial work for me. Will be 100% using again. Cheers

chris B.

5/5
25-03-2021

Brian B.

5/5
12-10-2021

Great service. Couldn’t fault it.

David B.

5/5
13-05-2021

Excellent experience would highly recommend. I

Brian B.

5/5
27-09-2021

I waited over half hour after the appointment, I had left my phone at home. Somehow the address given to the electrician was wrong. I managed to find out the company the electrician worked for and was able to have the work done later that afternoon. So all was well in the end.

Stephen P.

5/5
20-09-2021

Brilliant service guys were onsite even earlier than appointed (after checking with me) efficient and quick to complete. Would recommend if you need any form of electrical installation or certification

tim c.

5/5
18-07-2021

Excellent, no fuss service co-ordinated with my tenant for minimal fuss.

Darren W.

5/5
16-03-2021

Really professional company and very helpful.

Amadou T.

5/5
13-04-2021

Excellent service, recommended

Matt W.

4.8/5
27-01-2021

Well done

AYAH D.

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