Articles tagged in ‘Appliance testing’

New Build Housing Project

 

Progress so for on site

 

New Build Housing Project Electrical Design and Build by ACoole Electrical. Working for one of our local Councils.

 

45 Houses,68 Flats, 7 Communal Blocks.

Works include Power and Lighting, Telecom’s and data, Satellite and TV Distribution, Fire and Smoke Controls, Door Access Control, CCTV and Lightening Protection.

ACoole Electrical have been on site since January 2015 and has a handover date for the end of December 2015

 

Safe Christmas Decorations

Indoor Christmas Lights

 

Outdoor Christmas Lights

 

 

Are You Safe This Christmas?

 

Only 5 weeks remaining until the holidays are here!

 

Its time to pull out all of your decorations and light up your living room! But are your appliances safe to be using this Christmas? You can be confident that they are safe by getting them PAT tested by us- we will test the appliances ourselves and tell you if they are safe to use or not, we will also issue you a full report via email detailing the items tested.

 

We also offer other services useful at this time of year including installation of outdoor plug sockets for all of your outdoor decorations so that you can light up your street safely!

 

Most people at this time of year have extension leads in their homes and socket adaptors to plug all of their appliances in. Remember not to overload any of your sockets this Christmas by plugging in too many electrical appliances- this is dangerous as overloading sockets is one of the main causes of household fires! Instead why not get another couple of sockets installed. You know they will always come in handy.

 

For  a no obligation quotation, please contact us on 01226 296425 or through our contact page.

 

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

 

 

A Coole Electrical are a well-established company covering Barnsley.

 

Our locally based electricians are able to help with any electrical problem that arises or electrical service you require. We specialise in all types of electrical services, from re-wires to shower installations. Fitting extra sockets to new consumer units. Security alarms to outside lighting.

 

We have many satisfied customers in the local area, A Coole Electrical offer a first class service that is second to none. Our continuing success is due to our response to the customers’ needs quickly and effectively.

 

As a professional company our mission is to continue improving our services.

 

please feel free to call us on 01226 296425 or contact us here

Testing & Inspections in South Yorkshire

Testing & Inspections in South Yorkshire

 

Regular electrical testing and inspections can help prevent fire in your home or workplace and can potentially save lives.

A Coole Electrical can carry out an inspection of your electrical installation and provide you with an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

If you are a landlord we can provide you with a landlord certificate confirming that the property for which you are responsible is safe for habitation.

For commercial properties and properties with public access it is mandatory that a periodic EICR is obtained.

 

 

Visual inspections:

A Coole Electrical will carry out a survey of the electrical installation prior to commencing any electrical testing. This visual inspection will highlight any defects including cracked devices, incorrect installations, faulty wiring etc.

 

 

PAT testing:

PAT (portable appliance testing) is a vital part of health & safety in the workplace. This  is electrical equipment such as kettles, fans and computers which may be used in the workplace.

HSE guidance notes advise “regular testing” – generally regarded as annual testing.

If you rent out a property then PAT testing is mandatory to ensure that your property is safe for habitation

A Coole Electrical will be pleased to carry out this testing for you and provide a landlord certificate.

Contact one of our team today on 01226 296425 or contact us on line here to discuss your testing needs

 

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

 

What Is PAT Testing?

PAT also known as Portable Appliance testing is a way of ensuring that all electrical appliances are well maintained and are not going to be of risk to employees.

Portable Appliance Testing, although not a legal requirement, ensures the safety of those who use the equipment. Many 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.”

All appliances tested will be issued with a sticker showing whether it has “Passed” or “Failed” along with a retest date. If any appliances do fail the PAT then the employer is notified so that it can be dealt with in order to prevent any accidents in the workplace.

For more information on Portable Appliance Testing please visit www.pat-testing.info

 

Risks & Information –

  • If PAT is not carried out, both you and your employees could be at risk of using faulty appliances.
  • Faulty appliances can cause fires & injuries to personnel using the appliances.
  • 25% of Electrical Accidents involve faulty Portable Appliances.


How long will it take?

We can approximately carry out PAT on up to 350 items in one day. However if there is a need for a specific time scale, we will be more than happy to help meet your requirements. We will come at convenient times for you, whether this be during working hours or not. We also reduce the time taken to perform the testing by using a Metrel PAT tester, this will mean less disturbance to you and your employees. It also enables us to provide you with the Information gathered and Certification in Paper/ Email and Compact Disc format, to suit your needs as a company.

 

How much will it all cost?

At A Coole Electrical we provide competitive prices for all of our electrical work including our Portable Appliance Testing. Our PAT Prices start from just 64p per item.

If you would like any further information or a FREE quotation then please contact us here.