Electrical Statutory Testing & Inspection

ST&I ensures that employers, institutions and landlords fulfill their duties under current legislation by testingВ fixed installations,В portable appliances (PAT), emergency lighting, microwave appliances using traditional and modern techniques such as thermal imaging.

Each year there are around 1,000 electrical accidents at work and about 30 people die from their injuries. Electrical faults are also a major cause of fire. However, 40% of Responsible Persons admit they do not know what their legal obligations are.

In 2013, fines for ignoring electrical regulations were increased from ВЈ5,000 to ВЈ20,000; 20% of Responsible PersonsВ did not know there were any fines for non-compliance or that their insurance cover would be invalidated.

Thermographic Imaging

Thermographic Imaging

Electrical Inspections rely to some extent upon visual inspection to detect wear and tear or specific faults but defects are not always visible to the naked eye. Thermography (aka Thermal Imaging or Hot Spot Testing) uses infra red technology to identify excessive heat being generated. As it allows testing to take place without isolating circuits it is a popular non invasive technique for spotting common faults e.g. Overloads, phase imbalances, loose connections etc.

Comprehensive Thermographic Imaging

Our electrical engineers are specialists qualified to City and Guilds 1 and 2, C+G 2377 and 2391 inspection and testing standard guaranteeing that our work is of the highest standard and performed by experienced professionals.

This information is readily accessible online to our clients within hours of tests being completed, throughВ our Computer Aided Facilities Management WebsiteВ via a secure login or supplied in an alternative format, such as paper hard copy.

Common Thermographic Imaging FAQ's

  • What is Thermographic Imaging?
    • Thermographic Imaging is a cost effective and safe technique for identifying faults and potential hazards in fixed electrical supply or appliances in the workplace.

       

  • What can be tested?
    • Thermography provides a high end testing service for fixed wire installations and is very useful when inspecting indoor components such as motor control centres, high end connection points, fuses, wiring, panels, switches and transformers.

  • Who should do the work?
    • Testing must be conducted by a qualified and experienced test Operative being those who have experience of test and inspection and have been trained and qualified in inspection and testing. For your own peace of mind, evidence of their qualifications and experience in this type of work should be asked for.

  • What happens if an item or installation fails Thermographic Imaging?
    • This will depend on the reason for the item failing. Minor repairs e.g. replacement of a fuse or loose wiring can be corrected on the spot, major repairs will require significant remedial action.

       

  • Is the testing disruptive?
    • The major benefit of this technology is that testing can be conducted without disrupting the work process.

  • What evidence do we get that the testing has been completed?
    • Upon completion of Testing you should receive a written report on the results of the test.

      The report will include;

      • A thermal image and standard digital image of piece of equipment surveyed
      • Recommendations for any further investigation required

      This information is readily accessible online to our clients within hours of tests being completed, throughВ our Computer Aided Facilities Management WebsiteВ via a secure login or supplied in an alternative format, such as paper hard copy.

      We are happy to discuss any technical issues arising from the report.

  • How much will it cost?
    • There are many factors that can affect the cost of Thermographic Imaging such as size of installation, location, access and availability of equipment.

      For a quote please phoneВ 0151 559 1944

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