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Electrical Testing in your Home

What is an electrical installation?

 

An electrical installation is a fixed wiring system made up of equipment, such as a consumer unit (fuse box), lighting and power circuits, and switches and sockets.

An electrical installation does not include electrical appliances, such as cookers, heaters and washing machines.

 

Why do I need to get the electrical  installation in my home (or the home that I am planning to buy) checked?

 

You cannot see electricity. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installations for damage or wear and tear.

Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk a fire by having the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories checked regularly.

How old is my electrical installation?

Clear signs that can help you tell the age of equipment in the electrical installation in your home include the following.

  • Fixed cables coated in black rubber (which stopped being used in the 1960s).
  • Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric (used before the 1960s).
  • A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s).
  • Older round pin sockets, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or on skirting boards (used before the 1960s).

if over 40 years old  it may need rewiring completely. If not, your home (or the home that you are planning to buy) is probably wired with cables insulated in pvc (used in installations since the 1960s), so it is unlikely that it will need completely rewiring.

 

 

However old your electrical installation is, it may get damaged and will suffer from wear and tear. So you should get an electrician to check its condition at least every 10 years or when you move into a new property.

 

 

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Testing Services

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A Coole Electrical  carries out range of Testing Services.

 

We carry out Periodic Inspections on Domestic and Commercial Installations and issue full NICEIC Certificates.

 

PAT Testing is also carried out by our dedicated pat test team  to our customers requirements.

 

All contracts carried out by A Coole Electrical are fully tested and certificates are issued.

 

feel free to give us a call on 01226 296425

 

or contact us on line and someone will contact you right back

 

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One of 2013’s big projects

“The level of professionalism and care throughout the electrical

installation provided by A Coole Electrical during the shop fit of our new

Electrical branch in Grantham was exceptional. The attitude and care

shown by their team along with the communication to ensure that the fit

out wasn’t delayed enabled our branch to open a week early. I would

willingly recommend them for any further installations and thank them

for all their hard work and dedication whilst working on our branch.”

An Electrical Wholesale Specialist opening a new branch in our area

 

 

PAT Testing, West Yorkshire

What is PAT Testing?

PAT Testing is the testing of potable appliances to ensure items are compliant with current Health and Safety Legislation.

 

What items need PAT Testing?

All portable appliances need testing, which is any item with a plug including;  computers, printers, photocopiers , overhead projectors . kettles, toasters, power tools , extension cables  etc.

 

Certification


Our Pat Testing this will be carried out on the latest METREL PAT Testing Equipment; this will enable us to provide you with the Information gathered and certification in Paper/ Email and compact Disc format. The time taken to perform the testing will also be reduced which means less disturbance.

 

How often should items be tested?

To comply with Health and Safety it is recommended that all equipment is tested annually, however this depends on the industry/environment as some locations require testing to be carried out on a more/less frequent basis.

 

How much will it cost?

Our current PAT prices start from as little as £0.64 per item (dependant on number of items.)

There is a minimum charge of £60.00 for less than 80 items.

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us online here to discuss your PAT Testing needs

 

 

Electrical Maintenance in Yorkshire

Electrical Maintenance Services

A Coole Electrical are in full compliance with British Standards. All electrical maintenance work is carried out to the highest of standards, in strict accordance with IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) regulations.
A Coole Electricals consideration to health and safety on site and in the workplace together with our commitment to the environment is paramount in our planned and reactive maintenance programs. Our electrical maintenance services include:

  • Fault finding and electrical repairs
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • Re-lamping services
  • Emergency Lighting Testing
  • NICEIC inspection, testing and certification
  • Portable Appliance Testing
  • Fire Alarm maintenance and testing

Electrical maintenance can save your business on average £1350 a year, with the added peace of mind and knowledge that you are safe and legal why not call us today for a tailor made schedule.

 

For more information contact us today on 01226 296425 or fill out an online contact form HERE

PAT Testing – Yorkshire

Is your companies PAT testing due?

 

What is a portable appliance?

A portable appliance is basically any item that runs off your electric sockets, from a microwave to a computer, each item should be tested regularly and where applicable the lead too.

 

How often should items be tested?

It is recommended that all office equipment should be tested annually to ensure the continued safety of equipment. However it is recommended that all site equipment should be tested every 3 months.

 

At A Coole Electrical we use the latest METREL PAT Testing Equipment; enabling us to provide you with the information gathered and the PAT testing certification in email format.

 

We can test your equipment for as little as 64p per item, depending on the number of items.

 

For more information on our PAT Testing services call our team today on 01226 296425 or contact us online here.

Electrical Installation Condition Report

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and time, compromising the safety of the installation. One of the main causes of electrical fires in the home is faulty and old wiring, you can reduce the risk and protect your home and family by having an electrical inspection condition report carried out.

 

What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?

A condition report will check all the electrics in an installation to ensure they are up-to-date with current regulations and are in a safe working order. It covers all the hard wiring and items such as fuseboards, sockets lighting, air conditioning systems and any other fixed wiring system. The report will address if the installation is satisfactory and safe or if further works are required.

 

When are Electrical Installation Condition Reports required?

Electrical installation condition reports are recommended

  • when buying or selling a house,
  • before renting out a property,
  • Every 10 years in domestic properties,
  • Every 5 years in commercial properties,
  • after flood damage,
  • after fire damage,

Call one of our team today on 01226 296425 for a free no obligation quote or contact us online here

PAT Testing – West Yorkshire

What is PAT Testing?

Pat Testing or Portable Appliance Testing is the process of testing electrical appliances to ensure equipment is well maintained and safe to use.

 

PAT testing is recommended annually to ensure continual electrical safety. Although it is not a legal requirement,  insurance companies will require that all electrical appliances are tested frequently to reduce the risk of accidents due to faulty appliances.

 

In line with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974,  Employers must protect the safety of all employees including the use of electrical equipment (Electricity at Work Regulations Section 4) “(2) As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.”

 

At A Coole Electrical we can test any number of items for your business from as little as 64p per item, including minor repairs.

 

 

For a free quotation call us on 01226 296425 or contact us online here

Periodic Testing – Yorkshire

Did you know if your electrical certificate is not in date, your business insurance is void?

 

Our Periodic Testing starts from as little as £8.95 per circuit.

 

This includes a fully NICEIC Electrical Installation Condition Report.

 

All Prices Exclude VAT

 

This test should be carried out regularly depending on the type of installation.

 

Installations that should be tested annually or before include:

  • Caravan Parks – Annually
  • Fire Alarms – Annually
  • Swimming Pools – Annually
  • Marinas – Annually
  • Laundrettes – Annually
  • Petrol Filling Stations – Annually
  • Construction Site Installations – 3 Monthly

 

For an accurate Quotation please contact us on  01226 296425 or click here to go to our contact form.

PAT Testing – Yorkshire

 PAT Test Barnsley South Yorkshire

Health and Safety regulations recommend that all site equipment should be inspected/tested every 3 months and all office equipment should be inspected/tested annually.

A Coole Electrical offer a selection of options to ensure minimal disruption to your business and to fit around all budgets. From having all your equipment tested at once to breaking up the testing into areas/percentages per month/quarter to suit your business needs.

You can even block book your site equipment testing every 3 months to save you time, or arrange annual block bookings with A Coole Electrical and/or reminders for all other equipment.

 

We can test any number of items from as little as 64p per item including minor repairs.

For an accurate quotation call us today on 01226 296425 or fill out an on-line contact form here.