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Electrical and Electrical Vehicle Charging Inspection Services

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With age, use and environmental factors, your electrical installations can degrade and break down. Left unchecked, this can seriously jeopardise the health of your employees, damage your property, and lead to significant data losses through power failures.

Give yourself total peace of mind over your electrical installations and EV charging points with our comprehensive electrical inspection and testing services. With nationwide coverage and a team of UKAS-accredited, NICEIC-approved engineer surveyors, we help you ensure that your electrical components work safely and effectively throughout your facilities.

Our expert engineer surveyors can carry out full inspections of your electrical installations and EV charging points as a regular service, or on an ad hoc basis.

Inspection Services for Electrical Installations and EV Charging Points

  • Thorough inspections and testing of fixed wiring in commercial or industrial settings, presented in an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • Thorough inspections and testing of Mode 3 EV charging points in commercial or industrial settings, presented in an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • Routine checks for fixed wiring
  • Inspection and testing of electrical equipment (formerly known as Portable Appliance testing (PAT) regulations)

Special Services for Electrical Installations and EV Charging Points

  • Thermal imaging
  • Emergency lighting
  • One off requests for ficed wiring inspection and testing of commercial and industrial premises in accordance with BS7671
  • One off requests for inspection and testing of electrical equipment, previously known as Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) 

Since June 2022, building regulations have required EV charging points to be available at:

  • new dwellings with associated parking
  • new residential properties with over 10 parking spaces
  • renovated residential and commercial properties.

Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR), EV charger maintenance, inspections and testing are mandatory to ensure your stations are safe to use and working well.

We are fully qualified to inspect and test Mode 3 EV charging points in any commercial and industrial building, either as a standalone service, or within our full electrical installation services. Our in-depth, specialist approach helps support the safety and compliance of your charge points, and identifies any weaknesses before they cause you problems.

The high currents associated with Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVCE) means that any faults can place people and vehicles at serious risk, from electrocutions to electrical fires.

Common problems with EVCE include:

  • faulty connections
  • improper installations
  • inadequate earthing
  • component defects
  • long-term wear and tear.
Regular inspections locate these faults before they can cause injury and damage, maintain the performance of your charge points, and keep you compliant with regulations.

As highly experienced electrical inspectors, we conduct thorough, periodic in-service inspections and tests on your EVCE to ensure safety and functionality.

Once in service, we also perform routine checks, inspections and tests over the course of your EVCE’s life, either as a regular service or on a one-off basis. Carried out to both BS 7671 and IET GN3 standards, we identify faults and present our recommendations in a complete EICR electrical report.

According to EAWR, EV charging points must be well-maintained, and inspected/tested according to the duty holder’s risk assessment. When this is absent, we will inspect and test every 12 months.

Furthermore, when first installed, your points must be checked against BS 7671 Wiring Regulations, which confirms they are safe for operation.

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Electrical Inspection Services FAQs

Over time, your electrical installations will gradually deteriorate and suffer wear. Additions and alterations by non-competent persons can also leave these in a dangerous state.

If weaknesses are not addressed, they can have serious consequences for you, your employees and your business:

  • People can be electrocuted or otherwise injured due to faulty wiring.
  • Electrical fires can endanger lives and damage property.
  • Power failures can cause equipment shutdowns and significant data loss.
Having your electrical installations and portable appliances tested and inspected regularly helps you ensure the safety of your teams and facilities at all times. It is also important in securing electrical insurance for your organisation.

Our trusted engineer surveyors are fully trained to spot all potential hazards in electrical installations, to verify whether your systems are satisfactory for continued use.

All Allianz EL surveyors are National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) Approved Contractors. This stamp of quality illustrates our competence at completing electrical work on your behalf against the requirements of BS 7671.

Following end-to-end inspection and testing of your installations, we will compile our findings into an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This electrical safety condition report provides an appraisal on the continued safe use of an installation, and recommends any necessary repairs.

We can also offer you a range of additional services to confirm the safety of your equipment, including:

  • thermal imaging
  • emergency lighting
  • routine checks of fixed wiring
  • inspection and testing of electrical equipment (formerly Portable Appliance Testing [PAT]).

Fixed electrical testing and inspections are carried out under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR). This is essential to your preventative maintenance programme, confirming that your electrical installations are safe and fit for purpose.

EAWR regulations require the periodic inspection and testing of several types of electrical installations, including (but not limited to):

  • control panels
  • eV charging points
  • fixed wiring.
In addition, several types of electrical installations and equipment are subject to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). This applies to any work equipment used by your employees, including alternators, engines, motors and generators.

The frequency of electrical periodic inspections depends on the type of equipment. Many types, including alternators, control panels, and generators, must be inspected every 24 months.

However, for fixed wiring installations, this will depend upon the duty holder’s risk assessment. This is typically between 3 and 5 years.

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Plant/Equipment Type Applicable Legislation Typical Frequency of Inspections
Alternator PUWER 24 months
Control Panels PUWER / EAWR 24 months
Engines, Motors, Pumps & Compressors PUWER 24 months
EV Charging Points EAWR 12 months
Fixed Wiring EAWR 3 or 5 years (depending on type of location)
Generators PUWER 24 months

According to EAWR, you must maintain all electrical systems you are responsible for, so far as it is reasonably practicable, to avoid danger. This covers your electrical installations, plant and portable appliances.

Fundamentally, you should never leave electrical safety to chance. Scheduling regular inspections in line with HSE guidance ensures your fixtures and equipment pose little risk to your employees, properties and data.

There are five main purposes of EICR reports.

1. To record results of inspection and testing, confirming your electrical installations are safe to use until the next inspection to date.

2. To locate any damage and wear, and alert you to this.

3. To find any parts of your electrical installations that do not meet IET Wiring Regulations.

4. To identify anything that may cause electric shocks or high temperatures.

5. To provide an important record of your installation at the time of inspection, to guide future inspection and testing.

A competent electrical inspector should have the right qualifications, practical experience, and thorough knowledge of electrical systems and EAWR standards. This enables them to locate any weaknesses, deliver complete EICR reports and recommend solutions.

Furthermore, a competent person should not be the same person who performs routine maintenance on your equipment – it must be from an independent, impartial source.

The comprehensive experience and knowledge of our engineer surveyors means we can inspect your electrical installations to these high standards.

We are the largest independent provider of electrical inspection and testing in the UK.
With more coverage, engineer surveyors and capacity than anyone else, you can rely on our team to take care of everything with absolute efficiency
and attention to detail, so you always comply with EAWR regulations.
Our engineer surveyors are experts in all forms of pressure system inspections, offering the highest level of technical competence. 
A loyalty leader for over 13 years, we monitor customer feedback to improve our service and ensure our 31,000+ customers are fairly treated.
We inspect plant and machinery anywhere in the UK and Republic of Ireland, examining over 3.6 million items and visiting over 125,000 locations in 2022. 
To make our customers’ lives easier, our engineering inspection and insurance services can be arranged together.
Our accreditations reassure our customers that we complete tasks safely and with absolute attention to detail.
 
We can provide both one-off inspections and consultancy services, tailored to your specific needs.
Our inspection reports can be compiled on-site, meaning our customers receive our recommendations as soon as possible. 
All our engineer surveyors hold a SAFed passport, certifying that the holder is competent to work safely in all industry sectors.