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Have you had your Property Electrically tested in the last 5 to 10 years?

Have you had your Property Electrically tested in the last 5 to 10 years?

 

 

 

This is Kate’s Story – Kate’s story could have been prevented with a periodic inspection.

A periodic inspection would have revealed the faults that led to Thirza’s death and takes no longer then half a day.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us on 01226 296425

 

 

 

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Electricians Barnsley

A Coole – Information About Us

 

 

A Coole Electrical Ltd completes works in all sectors including; Domestic, Commercial and Industrial covering all aspects of work such as installations, testing and maintenance.

We aim to give our clients the best service we can and are willing to travel to meet their needs. We cover the whole of Yorkshire and surrounding areas- wherever we are required we will be.

Just in case you are unsure on what A Coole Electrical can do for you, here is a brief overview of the types of work we do:

  • Full or Part Rewires
  • Refurbishments
  • New Build Properties
  • Lighting Replacements
  • Commercial Installations
  • PAT Testing
  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports
  • Emergency Light Testing
  • Fire Alarm Testing

If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the 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 & 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

 

Periodic Electrical Testing on Domestic Rented Property

Calling all Landlords    

 

It has been highlighted recently and causing serious concerns amongst electrical contractors over the safety of domestic electrical installations

 

Prompting calls from communities and local government for regular electrical safety inspections in rented properties

 

This is causing a real concern as electrical accidents cause more than 350,000 serious injuries each year and causes more than half of all accidental house fires.

 

However, tenants are most at risk – they are more likely to experience a serious electric shock than home owners and more likely to experience a house fire  there is concerned that unless landlords take action, the situation will further deteriorate.

 

The problem arises from a lack of understanding over who is responsible for the electrical safety of a private rented property.

 

Ideally your properties should be checked every 5 years or on change of tenant.

 

Most properties have wiring over 20 years out of date

 

If this sounds like your property and you have concerns about your tenant’s safety

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us on line here to discuss and arrange to have your property tested

 

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

Yorkshire Electrician

Do you need a trusted Electrical Contractor?

A Coole Electrical are experienced NICEIC approved electrical contractors based in Barnsley, we provide electrical services to Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

 

Below are just a few of the services we provide:

 

  • Periodic testing/Condition reports
  • Portable appliance testing
  • Full Rewires
  • Partial Rewires
  • New installations
  • Emergency Lighting Testing
  • Data Cabling
  • Fault finding/fixing

 

Contact us here or call us on 01226 296425 to discuss your electrical needs with one of our dedicated team 

Social Housing Contracts

Did you know that A Coole Electrical have one of the largest on-going Social Housing Refurbishment Contracts in the UK and have held this since 2010?

 

We have carried out:

  • Over 6000 Periodic test a year
  • Full rewires in a day, both void and tenanted properties
  • Kitchen and bathroom adaptations
  • The most competitive pricing in 2011 and 2012

 

Call one of our team today for a free no obligation quotation for your electrical needs on 01226 296425

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

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.

 

 

Call us today on 01226 296425 to talk to a member of our team or fill out an on-line contact for here.