Electrical Inspections

Earth Electrical carries out Electrical Inspections in Surrey, Hampshire, London, Berkshire, West Sussex and East Sussex

With 25 years experience, full qualifications and delighted customers, look no further than Earth Electrical for your next project.

All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. Electrical Installations (Domestic, Commercial and Industrial) should be examined and tested at appropriate intervals to check whether they are in safe working condition for continued service. Such checks are commonly referred to as:

  • Periodic inspection and testing
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report
  • Landlord Certificate
  • Electrical Safety Check

The right name for all of the above is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. 
Electrical Installation Condition Reports are recommended every:

  • 10 years for House, Bungalow or Flat
  • 5 years for a rented House, Bungalow or Flat
  • 3 years Commercial
  • 3 years Agricultural and horticultural
  • 3 years Emergency Lighting
  • 1 year Restaurants and Hotels
  • 1 year for a swimming pool

Other times when a Electrical Installation Condition Report should be carried out are:

  • Before a property is rented
  • When selling or buying a property.

Earth Electrical will issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report, showing any noted damage, defects, deterioration, dangerous situations and any non-compliances with the present-day British Standard that might give rise to danger. We will also automatically present a quotation listing the correction work required.

An Electrical Condition Report should be carried out by a Qualified Electrician carrying the right City & Guilds Qualification, (City & Guilds 2391), which is the Test and Inspect qualification. They should also have Public indemnity Insurance. Andrew Parker of Earth Electrical is qualified to 2391 and carries public indemnity Insurance.

Earth Electrical check the condition of the electrical circuits and related switch and control equipment against the British Standards for safety for continued use.

The Inspection will:

  • Find if any of your electrical circuits are overloaded
  • Show any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards
  • Discover any defective electrical work
  • Any alterations to circuits will be checked to make sure they have been done correctly (Extensions, new kitchen Electrics, new bathroom Electrics and so on).

The inspection and Tests will take into account:

  • The adequacy of earthing from the supply, on circuits and pipe work
  • The suitability of the Circuit Breakers, Fuses and control Equipment
  • The co ordination between Circuit Breakers/Fuses and wiring
  • The type of wiring system within the installation, its suitability and its condition
  • The fixing, routing and zoning of cables
  • Condition and function of Switches, Sockets, Light Fittings and control equipment
  • External influences, such as water on any electrical points
  • Checks to see if there are any exposed live Electrical wires within the installation
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or other deterioration to the Electrical Installation
  • The compliance of any alterations to the property
  • The presence of identification of live parts and notices.

It is important that the Inspection covers all aspects of Inspection and testing to make sure the Installation is safe for use.

Example electrical condition report

Scores as at November 2019

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Excellent service by Andrew from the first phone call to finish. I wouldn't hesitate to use the company again for any future electrical work. Highly recommended.
Customer in London
Extremely helpful, very friendly service. Very happy with the installation. Definitely will use again and recommend to friends and family.
Customer in Sandhurst
Andy was great-he really knows what he's doing-both advice and execution, he was first rate.
Customer in Surbiton
Andy was early for the arranged appointment and very friendly. He explained what he was going to do and how long it would take. When finished he went through the unit.
Customer in Hounslow
Andy delivered a superb job. Very professional and friendly. Great communication throughout the job and explained every step very well.
Customer in Southampton
Excellent workmanship. Very neat and tidy finish. Extremely polite and thorough regarding the work. Always checked with me before doing anything that may not have been fully understood. Excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough. Definitely would use again.
Customer in Great Missenden
Andy came back to me very quickly even though Andy was holiday. He told me all about the process and helped me through it. The work was done quickly and to a high standard. I would have no problem recommending Andy and Earth Electrical.
Customer in Gerrards Cross
Excellent job . Took the time to do a neat and tidy job . Friendly chap . First rate .
Customer in Guildford
Excellent service. Andy was very knowledgeable, courteous, tidy + quick. I would definitely recommend him.
Customer in London
Alan West
Alan West
EV charge point installation The installation of my EV charging point went smoothly and Wayne was most helpful throughout. I was very satisfied with the result.
Very professional Just thought I’d take the time to thank you for sending Wayne yesterday to install the unit. He was excellent; polite, knowledgeable, considerate, tidied up after himself and unusually for tradesmen, even filled the gap around the cable in the wall. It’s not every day you can say that about someone so thought “credit where credit’s due.”
Leigh Tibbles
Leigh Tibbles
Great service! I had an EV charger installed via the government grant scheme, Andy and his team made it a very seamless process. Only needed a couple of documents on the day of installation and the rest was taken care off. Really happy with the end result and the installation was of a high standard. Thanks again!
EV Charging Point Installation and purchase. Clear concise conversations ahead of install date, agreed price with no deviations or increases on the day. Efficient service with all the paperwork for the grants taken care of. Prompt and professional service during the install. Good follow up with all the requisite docs and certifications. Highly Recommended.
Excellent customer service and communication This company installed an EV charger at my home. One of the few companies that listened to what I wanted, agreed to route the cable under my floor and also accommodated my requirements re security and earthing. The installer did an excellent job and left the place clean and tidy. Highly recommended.
Ranganathan Iyer
Ranganathan Iyer
Excellent service- communication Excellent service- communication, quotes, scheduling and execution. Cannot fault them in any category Andrew and his colleagues are very professional I wish them all the best
Nitesh Juthani
Nitesh Juthani
Very impressive Very impressive. Simple, fair and speedy - what more can I say?. Been struggling for 3 weeks to get quotes from several other vendors for EV chargers and been thron into mix of issues, costs, un-necessary upgrade requirements to consumer unit / cutout fuse etc. and complicating the whole process. One phone call to Andrew @ EarctElectrical and it was made very transparent with detailed costing and making the process seemless to the fitting within 2 weeks. No deposit, no pre-inspection and more importantly the engineer attended installation was very efficient and completed the installation with absolute satisfaction and routed the cabling from the charger to meter room with utmost care and nearly invisble inside the room. would certianly recommend the company for any electrical works and will be using them in future too. all the best team earthelectrical.
Mr G N A
Mr G N A
An upfront quote was received after a… An upfront quote was received after a detailed Q&A online session supplemented with photos and technical details. A very reasonable quote compared to several others and an appointment fixed two weeks out. Arrived as scheduled and completed the work neatly and efficiently while also reviewing the overall installation for compliance. The Rolec Smart Home unit was fitted and has worked well to date with no followup issues at all.
Molly Edwards
Molly Edwards
Great communication and easy process Really simple process to install new EV charger. Earth Electrical took care of the government scheme for me, all I needed to do was fill out a couple of forms! Great communication throughout. Would recommend.
Nigel Taylor
Nigel Taylor
Excellent Service and reliable there… Excellent Service and reliable their engineer Harry was on site at Cheddar at 0800 prompt having driven two hours from their base. First class job, spot on price and as I said before: excellent service. Thank you team !!