Periodic testing – West Yorkshire

What is periodic testing?

All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use, a periodic inspection is the testing of the installation to ensure that they are still in a safe condition for use. Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe.

A periodic inspection will check

  • Any potential fire hazards.
  • Any electrical circuit overloads.
  • Any potential electric shock risks.
  • The adequacy of any earthing or bonding.
  • Any inadequate electrical work.



How often should your electrics be tested?

The electrics in a property should be inspected at regular intervals depending on the type of property. See below for testing frequency guidelines.

10 years for a domestic property

5 years for a rented domestic property

5 years for a shop

5 years for offices

5 years for restaurants/hotels

3 years for a caravan

Periodic inspections should also be carried out before selling a property or when a property is being prepared for letting.



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