Electrical Testing in London
Electrical testing is a service that is required of you if you own a building that people work in with electrical installations. There is a series of electrical tests that need to take place to ensure that your building is safe for people to work in.
Types of Electrical Testing
- Testing of Residual Current Devices (RCD’s) – Residual current devices are what shut down the electricity flow when they detect an imbalance, this is the cause of your fuse being tripped. Residual current devices will shut down the flow of electricity immediately if they detect a problem to reduce the risk of electrocution. The electrician must perform thorough tests on the RCD’s to ensure that they will be able to shut down the flow of electricity when needed.
- Testing of Smoke Detectors – Fire safety is a huge concern and an electrical fire is the most common workplace disaster that results in a loss of life. By law, your smoke detectors need to be checked and tested regularly as you don’t want to find out that it isn’t working when it is already too late. You can perform regular checks yourself, but you should get an electrician to perform a test on your smoke detectors regularly to ensure the protection of the people in the building.
- Testing of Portable Appliances – Whether it is heavy electrical machinery or common electrical appliances such as computers, you should get an electrician to perform the appropriate checks and tests to ensure that they work the way they’re supposed to, in addition to being protected with the correct devices.
How is Electrical Testing in London Performed?
Electrical testing is usually performed as part of a periodic electrical inspection that needs to be completed on any kind of building or property. However, with commercial buildings, you need to have frequent electrical testing in London take place on RCD’s, smoke detectors and electrical appliances.
Lola Electrical can perform scheduled electrical testing in London for you. To book an appointment or a series of scheduled appointments with us, give us a call on 0203 146 1859.