A periodic inspection will:
- Highlight possible electric shock risks in addition to fire hazards.
- Show any electrical circuits or equipment that are overloaded.
- Show up faulty electrical work.
- Reveal any lack of earthing or bonding.
Wiring and fixed electrical equipment are also tested to ensure that they are safe and a schedule of circuits will be provided, which is a must for all commercial properties.
How often are they needed?
Periodic inspections of electrical equipment should be carried out every 5 years for commercial properties.
This can either be a single, full inspection every 5 years or annual inspections carried out each year over a 5 year period.
Annual inspections will ensure that electrics are checked once a year for faults.