Periodic Inspection Reports

Periodic inspection reports ensure safety in the workplace.

A fixed electrical installation includes all parts of a distribution system from the main incoming supply point, through to wiring accessories such as sockets and light fittings – and everything in-between. Because the majority of this part of the installation is unseen, it is often forgotten in terms of test and inspection. The fact is that it is vitally important that all wires, cables, accessories and switching equipment are maintained well in order to ensure safety.

The process of FIT, involves a similar process to that of PAT, in that a thorough visual inspection is carried out along with electronic tests. Engineers are looking to identify any potentially dangerous defects within the system that may lead to fire or injury. The benchmark for this inspection and test process is BS 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations) which provides guidance on how systems must be designed, installed and maintained. Deviations from this British Standard are most likely to be the cause of any problems.

After an initial visual inspection, several electronic tests are carried out by injected test voltages and current through the system, to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories and disconnection devices. This form of test and inspection is paramount to safety in the workplace.

MARA Electrical Compliance is unique, in that we offer our customers a remedial solution to repair any defects found during the test and inspection process. Our electrical installations division will prepare a no obligation quotation to repair any deviations from BS7671 and provide the required certification in each case.