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
Hayley Goff
Hayley Goff
Very easy to deal with and knowledgeable. Install went without a hitch and simple process with the paperwork. Costs are transparent and detailed pre-install briefing process so you know exactly what your getting. Good workmanship and nice guys to deal with.
An excellent experience with Andrew and earthelectrical. Good communication throughout, work delivered to a very high standard despite a slightly more complicated install. If you need an EV charger installed I can recommend them.
Lucinda` Quixley
Lucinda` Quixley
Booked Earth Electrial to install a charging pod for my electric car. I was impressed with Andrew and Harry's efficiency with the installation, answered all my questions, provided the best connection from the junction box to the charging pod outside and cleared up all the mess. Highly recommend him.
Giles Eadon
Giles Eadon
Needed a new charging point fitted for my BMW 330e and I described to Andy that the run wasn't "straight forward" but he came for the PM appointment and had it done in 3 hours. Professional fitter and very thorough.
Henry Kay
Henry Kay
We needed to get a 7 kW charger installed for our Nissan Leaf when we moved home to our new house near Guildford. Andy listened to what we needed, and did an excellent and thorough job. He installed a proper local earth connection, and it was all done very efficiently. I would have no hesitation in recommend Andy and Earth Electrical to anyone needing a charger installed.
Grant Rimmell
Grant Rimmell
Recently purchased a new Golf EV and needed a charger installed on my property. After a friend recommended Earth Electrical to do it I gave them a call and Andy was incredibly helpful. He let me know exactly what was involved and booked me in. Andy arrived on time and was very professional and courteous, before long the charger was installed and he gave me a full handover how it works and the recommended ways to use it. Very tidy and very professional, I'd recommend him to anyone.