BS Electrical testing & inspection
Why should I have my electrical installation tested?

There are around 9,000 fires in homes every year, which are directly linked to faulty electrical wiring. Having your home tested proves that the installation is safe and gives you peace of mind.

How long is the certificate valid for?

Typically the certificates are valid for a maximum of 10 years. However, it is up to the tester to specify an amount of time based on the test results, experience and judgement.

How does this relate to the electrical safety certificate?

The electrical safety certificate ensures that the fixed electrical wiring is in a satisfactory state of repair and can remain in service.

What happens if I do not have one?

worst case your life and property could be at risk.

Can this affect my insurance?

Yes! Some insurance companies will not offer cover until a safety electrical certificate has been issued. Increasingly insurance companies are becoming aware of the electrical regulations and are adjusting their policies to suit.

How can I avoid these problems?

Get your property tested to eliminate this worry.

What is a special location?

Special locations are the bathroom, spa & sauna, kitchen, garden, pool etc

Why do I require an electrical safety certificate when it is not the law to have one?

From 2007 the homebuyers pack come into force, which requires a current electrical certificate. If you are thinking of selling your house you may not be able to do so without an electrical certificate.

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