Planning Your Electrical Testing Programme

Please contact us at Regspec to discuss and plan your building's requirements.

Frequency of Testing & Inspections

The frequency of periodic inspection and testing must be determined taking into account:

1.    The type of installation.

2.    Its use and operation.

3.    The frequency and quality of maintenance.

4.    The external influences to which it is subjected.  

The table below provides guidance on the frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as routine checks.

Type of Installation

General Installation

Domestic accommodation - general

Domeststic accommodation – rented house & flats

Comercial

Educational establishments

Hospitals – general areas

Industrial

Residential accommodation

Offices

Shops

Laboratories

Buildings Open To The Public

Cinemas

Church installations

Leisure complexes (excluding swimming pools)

Places of public entertainment

Restaurants and hotels

Theatres

Public houses

Village halls/Community centres

 

Special & Specific Installations

Agricultural and horticultural

Caravans

Caravan parks

Highway power supplies

Marinas

Fish farms

Swimming pools

Emergency lighting

Fire alarms

Laundrettes

Petrol filling stations

Construction site installations     
 

Routine Checks

-

 

N/A

1 Year

1 Year

6 Months

1Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year                      
 

 

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

Months

As Convenient

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

Daily / Monthly

Daily / Weekly

Monthly

1 Year

3 Months     

Maximum Period Between Inspections & Testing

-

Change of occupancy / 10 Years

Change of occupancy / 5 Years

Change of occupancy / 5 Years

5 Years

5 Years

3 Years

Change of occupancy / 5 Years

5 Years

5 Years

5 Years

-

1-3 Years

5 Years

3 Years

3 Years

5 Years

3 Year

5 Years

5 Years 

 

-

3 Years

3 Years

Year

6 Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

3 Months