Electrical Contractors & Building Services throughout UK - Particularly Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, London & surrounding areas

Osborne & Collins - Electrical Contractors, Fire Safety and Building Services - Walton on Thames Surrey business servicing organisations throughout UK - Particularly Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Greater London & surrounding areas

 
 

Osborne & Collins

 

Electrical Contractors & Building Services

 
Established for 30 years - based on outstanding service, reliability and standards  

 
We provide electrical services to the general public as well as small and large organisations
 

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Commitment to Quality

Members of the Leading Electrical
& Construction Trade Organisations

Electrical Contractors & Building Services in Surrey & other counties by O&C -  members of Constructionline - Walton on Thames Surrey

O&C Walton on Thames Surrey - members of CHAS - contact us for your Electrical & Building Services requirements

Trust Mark - Reassurance that your Electrical & Building Services work will be to the highest standards by O&C Walton on Thames Surrey

NICEIC - the home of electrical contracting excellence - Reassurance of Electrical Contracting to the highest standards - contact O&C of Walton-on-Thames Surrey

ECA - Electrical Contractors Association - Our Electricians carry out work to the highest standards - contact O&C Electrical Contractors & Building Services Walton-on-Thames Surrey NQA registered - further assurance that our work is to the highest standards - contact O&C of Walton-on-Thames Surrey

Periodic Tests & Inspections of Electrical Installations

Inspection & Testing | Client Responsibilities | Frequency of Inspection | Clients


Inspection & Testing
Osborne & Collins specialise in the Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations of all Industrial, Commercial and Domestic properties. Our tests and reports are accepted by major banks, building societies, councils, insurance companies, health & safety executive and licensing authorities.
Our experience is supported by our membership of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors since 1978.
For your complete peace of mind and quality assurance we are also members of the Electrical Contractors Association, and the government backed TrustMark Scheme and Chas. We are also fully approved under Part P of the building regulations and have ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.
We use the latest software systems to provide you with an accurate, high quality, full colour and readable report which can be emailed to you as a PDF file or posted as a hard copy report.
We will work closely with you to fit in with shutdown periods/ holidays (if required) to reduce any disruption to your workplace.
 
A periodic Inspection will:
• reveal if any circuits or equipment are being overloaded
• find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in the installation
• identify any defective DIY electrical work
• highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe and a schedule of circuits is developed during the inspection.
 
What do you get?
• BS7671: 2008 Compliant Periodic Inspection Report
• Schedule of Test Results
• Evidence of any defect and departures from the IEE Wiring Regulations
• Professional technical advice from a qualified engineer
• Notification and advice, relating to the frequency and extent of future tests
• A quotation for any remedial works required
• Peace of Mind

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Client's Responsibilities
Ever since the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 came into force in 1990 and the Health & Safety at Work Act in 1974, every business has to be electrically safe for use by their staff, customers and the public.
According to Government statistics, each year, on average, 10 people die and approximately 750 are seriously injured involving unsafe electrical installations in the home and workplace.
 
Routine Checks
Electrical Installations should not be left without any attention for the periods of years that are normally allowed between formal inspections. In domestic premises it is presumed that the occupier will soon notice any breakages or excessive wear and arrange for precautions to be taken and repairs to be carried out.
In other situations, there must be arrangements made for initiating reports of wear and tear from users of the premises. This should be supplemented by routine checks. The frequency of these checks will depend entirely upon the nature of the premises.
Routine checks would typically include the steps in the following table:
Table 1.
 
  Activity Check

  Defects reports All reported defects have been rectified

  Inspection Look for:
    • breakages
    • wear/deterioration
    • signs of overheating
    • missing parts (covers, screws)
    • loose fixings

  Inspection Confirm:
    • Switchgear accessible (not obstructed)
    • Doors of enclosures secure
    • Adequate labelling in place

  Operation Operate:
    • Switchgear (where reasonable)
    • Equipment – switch on and off
    • Including RCDs (using test button)

 
These routine checks need not be carried out by an electrically skilled person but should be done by somebody who is able to safely use the installation and recognise defects.
 
Required information
It is essential that the inspector knows the extent of the installation to be inspected and any criteria regarding the limit of the inspection. This should be recorded.
Enquiries should be made to the person responsible for the electrical installation with regard to the provision of diagrams, design criteria, electricity supply and earthing arrangements.
Diagrams, charts or tables should be available to indicate the type and composition of circuits, identification of protective devices for shock protection, isolation and switching and a description of the method used for fault protection.

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Frequency Of Inspection
The frequency of periodic inspection and testing must be determined taking into account:
1. the type of installation
2. the use and operation
3. the frequency and qualify of maintenance
4. the external influences to which it is subjected
Table 2 and 3 provides guidance on the initial frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as the routine checks. The ‘initial frequencies’ in the title of the table refers to the time interval between the issuing of the Electrical Installation Certificate on completion of the work and the first inspection.
 
Table 2.
Type of installation Routine check Maximum Period between
Inspections and testing as
necessary
Reference
(see key) below)
   

GENERAL INSTALLATION
     
Domestic - change of occupancy /10 yrs  
Commercial 1 year change of occupancy /10 yrs 1,2
Educational 4 months 5 years 1,2
Hospitals 1 year 5 years 1,2
Industrial 1 year 5 years 1,2
Residential change of
occupancy /1 yr
5 years 1,2
Offices 1 year 5 years 1,2
Shops 1 year 5 years 1,2
Laboratories 1 year 5 years 1,2

BUILDINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC    
Cinemas 1 year 1 to 3 yrs 2,6,7
Church installations 1 year 5 years 2
Leisure complexes
(ex swimming pool)
1year 3 years 1,2,6
Places of public enter 1 year 3 years 1,2,6
Restaurants/hotels 1 year 5 years 1,2,6
Theatres 1 year 3 years 2,6,7
Public houses 1 year 5 years 1,2,6
Village/community 1 year 5 years 1,2

  Reference Key For Table 2.
  1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with SI 1988 No.1057 –
Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended)
  2. SI 1989 No 635 – Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (Reg 4 & Memorandum)
  3. See BS 5266: Part 1: 2005 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
Other than cinemas and certain other specified premises used for entertainment
  4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators
  5. See BS 5839: Part 1: 2002 Code of practice for system design installation design
and servicing (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings).
  6. Local Authority Conditions of License
  7. SI 1995 No 1129 (clause 27) – Cinematograph (safety) regulations
  8. It is recommended that a caravan is inspected and tested annually if it is used
Frequently (see 721.514.1 and Fig 721 – Instructions for electricity supply)

 
Table 3.
SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS Routine check Maximum Period between
Inspections and testing as
necessary
Reference
(see key) below)
   

Agricultual/
Horticultural
1 year 3 years 1,2
Caravans 1 year 3 years  8
Caravan parks 6 months 1 year 1,2,6
Highway power supplies as convenient 6 years  
Marinas 4 months 1 year 1,2
Fish Farms 4 months 1 year 1,2
Swimming Pools 4 months 1 year 1,2,6
Emergency lighting Daily/Monthly 3 years 2,3,4
Fire Alarms Daily/Weekly/Monthly 1 year 2,4,5
Launderettes 1 year 1 year 1,2,6
Petrol filling 1 year 1 year 1,2,6
Construction site installations 3 months 3 months 1,2

  Reference Key For Table 3.
  9. Particular attention must be taken to comply with SI 1988 No.1057 –
Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended)
  10. SI 1989 No 635 – Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (Reg 4 & Memorandum)
  11. See BS 5266: Part 1: 2005 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
Other than cinemas and certain other specified premises used for entertainment
  12. Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators
  13. See BS 5839: Part 1: 2002 Code of practice for system design installation design
and servicing (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings).
  14. Local Authority Conditions of License
  15. SI 1995 No 1129 (clause 27) – Cinematograph (safety) regulations
  16. It is recommended that a caravan is inspected and tested annually if it is used
Frequently (see 721.514.1 and Fig 721 – Instructions for electricity supply)
 

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Clients

Our electrical inspection & testing clients include;

Dairy Crest Ltd, Aldershot & Claygate Surrey are Electrical Installation Testing & Inspection clients of Osborne & Collins Electrical Contractors - have your Electrical & Building Services work done by a trusted electrical contractor

Dairy Crest plc
Aldershot & Claygate Offices
Carlton Mitre Hotels
Hampton Court
Carlton Mitre Hotels Hampton Court (Molesey) are Electrical Installation Testing & Inspection clients of Osborne & Collins Electrical Contractors

Metropolitan Police
Heathrow Police Station

Metropolitan Police Surrey / Greater London are clients of Osborne & Collins Electrical Contractors - Heathrow Police Station for Electrical Installation Testing & Inspection
Havering PCT Trust
St George’s Hospital

St George's Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex (Havering NHS Primary Care Trust) is Electrical Installation Testing & Inspection client of O&C Electrical Contractors & Building Services Walton on Thames Surrey

London Borough of Hounslow (Council)
Cranford Community College
Longford Community School

London Borough of Hounslow is Electrical Testing & Inspection client of O&C - Cranford Community College Hounslow & Longford Community School Hounslow

London Borough of Merton (Council)Beecholm Primary School

London Borough of Merton is Electrical Testing & Inspection client of O&C - Beecholm Primary School Merton
London Westminster City Council
Sayers Cross Field Centre

London Westminster City Council is Electrical Testing & Inspection client of O&C - Sayers Cross Field Centre


Periodic Tests & Inspections of Electrical Installations

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Osborne & Collins - Electrical Contractors & Building Services

  Telephone: 01932 224 751     Fax: 01932 254 592
 

Address: 133A Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1RW

 

Email: info@osborneandcollins.co.uk   Web::www.osborneandcollins.co.uk

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Commitment to Quality

Members of the Leading Electrical
& Construction Trade Organisations

Electrical Contractors & Building Services in Surrey & other counties by O&C -  members of Constructionline - Walton on Thames Surrey

O&C Walton on Thames Surrey - members of CHAS - contact us for your Electrical & Building Services requirements

Trust Mark - Reassurance that your Electrical & Building Services work will be to the highest standards by O&C Walton on Thames Surrey

NICEIC - the home of electrical contracting excellence - Reassurance of Electrical Contracting to the highest standards - contact O&C of Walton-on-Thames Surrey

ECA - Electrical Contractors Association - Our Electricians carry out work to the highest standards - contact O&C Electrical Contractors & Building Services Walton-on-Thames Surrey NQA registered - further assurance that our work is to the highest standards - contact O&C of Walton-on-Thames Surrey

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