Top 5 Things to Check in Your Electrical Installation

  1. At the origin of the installation, near the meter or main distribution board, there should be a label indicating when your next inspection is due. Check the date and make sure you leave enough time to organise an Electrical Installation Condition Report from your electrical contractor. This information is also held on previous inspection reports and certificates. If you can’t find the date, then you will need to get in touch with a qualified electrician to carry out an inspection and test.
  2. Each RCD (residual current device) within the installation should be tested every three months by pressing the test ‘T’ button. This will cause the device to trip by simulating an earth fault, so ensure that all computers and other important equipment have been shut down first before you do this.
  3. Check all your sockets and switches for signs of overheating (discolouration), cracks or other damage. If you find any, get these checked out by a qualified electrician as soon as possible.
  4. Check sockets for overloading using multi gang plugs and extension leads. Think about how many sockets you need for an area and get the right amount installed by a qualified electrician.
  5. Ensure all luminaires operate correctly and replace defective lamps. Inspect lamps for signs of discolouration, especially linear fluorescent lamps when darkening at the ends occurs. Listen carefully for any vibration/chatter or signs of overheating and get them replaced for new.

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