If the electrical installation in your commercial property requires periodic inspection or PAT testing certificates to prove its safety and efficiency, get in contact with Alliance Ireland today.
Alliance Ireland Electrical provides qualified certifiers approved and registered electricians with Safe Electric, to clients that require expert testing services to ensure the safety of their electrical installation as required under the 2007 Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations. We offer clients a full range of testing packages tailor made to suit the unique needs of domestic, commercial and industrial properties. Our advanced testing systems such as infrared heat detection can often identify faults or identify areas where a fault is likely to occur. Utilising the very latest in non-invasive testing techniques, Alliance Ireland is able to test electrical systems whilst keeping disruption to a property to an absolute minimum. As qualified electricians, we can offer clients legally binding certificates that prove their property complies with all safety standards and directives.
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The 2007 Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, requires that an employer shall ensure that existing electrical installations be tested by a competent person from time to time (periodically), that a report be completed and that all defects found during the testing and inspection be rectified promptly so as to prevent danger, call Alliance Ireland to ensure you are compliant with these regulations.
Portable Appliance testing is a mandatory electrical test that all commercial properties must undertake in compliance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, SI 299, 2007. Our team of electricians quickly and effectively carry out PAT testing in all sized properties, providing test records and results, and scheduling the next test due date, call Alliance Ireland to ensure you are compliant with these regulations.
Periodic electrical inspections are concerned with appraising the general physical condition of an electrical installation and accessing its suitability for its current environment.
This inspection includes:
Ensuring continuity of the protective conduction of the main supplementary equipotential binding
The continuity of the conductors in ring final circuits
The resistance of the protective conductor
The insulation resistance of the electrical installation
Fault Loop Impedance Test
The verification of the operation of RCDs including the tripping of all RCDs
We provide detailed documentation on the results of the inspection and testing.
This documentation is signed with the official numbered electro-technical council of Ireland (ETCI) reports.
The law concerning PAT testing in Ireland is relatively new.
Separately for the PAT testing regulations, many insurance companies are insisting that companies set-up their own internal PAT testing protocols.
The risk of faulty applications goes beyond individual employee electrical shocks. A faulty application poses a serious fire.
The regulations that govern Portable Application Testing in Ireland are available in the safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) SI 299, 2007 act.
In broad strokes, this regulation directs that employers must have portable electrical applications periodically tested for safety and competency by a qualified and competent person.
PAT testing refers to all portable electrical equipment and ascertains if a piece of portable electrical equipment is safe, or not safe.
PAT testing regulations also dictate that if the PAT testing result ascertains that the equipment is not safe, the employer must make sure the equipment is not used until the application is made safe.
The results of a PAT test must be preserved and kept available for 5 years following the date of inspection. The availability of the PAT test result must include availability to inspectors and anyone using the equipment.
An annual emergency test should be a full rated duration test. This duration test makes sure that the emergency lights are working and capable of producing an acceptable level of light for the entire stated duration
To put these tests into context, if a luminaire is stated as having a three-hour duration, then at the end of this 3-hour period the light should still be lit.
It is always advised that the annual emergency lighting test should be completed at the time of low risk -- e.g. at a time when there is a very low probability of an actual emergency developing – this ensures that the emergency lighting batteries have enough time to recharge.
The results of a PAT test must be preserved and kept available for 5 years following the date of inspection. The available of the PAT test result must include availability to inspectors and anyone using the equipment.
If your business requires a periodic inspection or has equipment requiring PAT testing, get in contact with Alliance Ireland today.