A Guide to Periodic Electrical Testing
All electrical installations and appliances deteriorate with age and are therefore more likely to malfunction and possibly become a cause of fire. To monitor this and help maintain your electrical equipment and installations, they should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to see whether they are fit for continual use. Some of the properties that Spark Risk visit during our Fire Risk Assessments are rather old, and it is often plain to see that the electrical wiring and installations are relatively old and not in the best of repair, and could pose a danger. Hence, we report this in our findings if necessary, that remedial work and a program of testing should be instigated.
Here is a guide, with further information as to what is required: https://www.testinc.co.uk/frequency-of-periodic-electrical-inspection-testing-2/
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17.—(1) Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises under this Order or, subject to paragraph (6), under any other enactment, including any enactment repealed or revoked by this Order, are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
(2) Where the premises form part of a building, the responsible person may make arrangements with the occupier of any other premises forming part of the building for the purpose of ensuring that the requirements of paragraph (1) are met.
(3) Paragraph (2) applies even if the other premises are not premises to which this Order applies.
(4) The occupier of the other premises must co-operate with the responsible person for the purposes of paragraph (2).
(5) Where the occupier of the other premises is not also the owner of those premises, the references to the occupier in paragraphs (2) and (4) are to be taken to be references to both the occupier and the owner.
(6) Paragraph (1) only applies to facilities, equipment and devices provided under other enactments where they are provided in connection with general fire precautions.