Test & Inspections

Platinum Electrical Solutions are qualified to perform a Periodic inspection report on your property no matter what type of installation it is.

What is a periodic inspection report designed for?
- To make sure the installation is safe for continued use!

It does this by!
- Highlighting damaged or defective parts of the installation!

This is found out through
- A visual inspection of the installation
- Technical measurements taken using meters to test all the parts that make up
- the installation. i.e. cables, rcds etc.
- Functional test to verify all equipment works as intended
- Making certain all results conform with the 17th edition IEE wiring regulations

Common faults found, that need rectifying
- Suitability of switchgear – old fuse boards with wooden rack, cast iron switches will
- need to be changed.
- Condition of wiring system – if it’s an old installation, i.e. older than 30 years then you
- are at risk of fire. Insulation resistance tests on cables will find out if you’re in danger,
- and deteriorated the insulation is.
- Broken or defective fittings – everything has a life span, but also fittings/equipment get
- knocked and broken. This could cause there be holes enabling adults or children get
- electric shocks accidentally, or could loosen the connections, in-turn causing arcing
- which can potentially cause a fire. Visual inspection and testing will ascertain any
- defects.
- Overloaded circuits – we check the load against the cable size, breaker rating to make
- sure circuits are not overloaded.

Once we have completed the report you will receive a copy. There will be a list of works that need to be completed. Each point on the list will have a code next to it, stating the level of importance.

Code 1: REQUIRES URGENT ATTENTION
Code 2: EQUIRES IMPROVEMENT
Code 3: REQUIRES FURTHER INVESTIGATION
Code 4: DOES NOT COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS


The report will state whether the installation is in a satisfactory or unsatisfactory condition.

When you need a Periodic inspection report!
- 10 years/change of use for domestic
- 5 years for commercial
- 3 years for industrial
- 1 year for special locations
- When a property/premises is to be let
- Selling or buying property/premises