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Electrical testing law

A quick guide to what the law says about testing for Domestic,Commercial
,Entertainment and Landlords
Any doubt,consult a Lawyer.

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Recommended Initial Frequencies of Inspection of Electrical Installations.

Type of Installation Routine check
sub clause 3.5
Maximum period between Inspections
and testing as necessary
Reference
see notes
below.
General Installation
Domestic
Commercial
Educational estab
Hospitals
Industrial
Residential accom
Offices
Shops
Laboratories
Sellers pack
1 year
4 months
1 year
1 year
any change / 1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
any change/10 yrs
any change/5 years
3 years
3 years
3 years
5 years
5 years
5 years
5 years
0.0
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.0
1.2
1.2
1.2
Buildings open to the public.
Cinemas
1 year
3 year
2,6,7
Church installations
1 year
5 years
2
Leisure complexes(no pools)
1 year
3 years
1,2,6
Public entertainment
1 year
3 years
1,2,6
Restaurants / Hotels
1 year
5 years
1,2,6
Theatres
1 year
3 years
2,6,7
Public houses / Bars
1 year
5 years
1,2,6
Village hall / centres
1 year
5 years
1,2
Special Installations
Agricultural / Horticultural
1 year
3 years
1,2
Caravans
1 year
3 years
0.0
Caravan Parks
6 Months
1 year
1,2,6
Highway power supplies
as convenient
6 years
0.0
Marinas
4 Months
1 year
1,2
Fish farms
4 Months
1 year
1,2
Swimming pools
4 Months
1 year
1,2,6
Emergency lighting
Daily / Monthly
3 years
2,3,4
Fire Alarms
Daily/weekly/monthly
1 year
2,4,5
Laundrettes
1 year
1 years
1,2,6
Petrol stations
1 year
1 year
1,2,6
Construction sites
3 Months
3 Months
1,2
Reference Key:
1. Particular attention must be taken to comply with SI 1988 No1057. The electricity supply regulations 1988(as amended)
2. SI 1989 No 635. The electricity at work regulations 1989 (Regulation 4 & memorandum).
3. See BS 5266: Part1: 1988 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises other than cinemas and certain other specified premises used for entertainment.
4. Other intervals are recommended for testing operations of batteries and generators.
5. Se BS5839:Part1: 1988 Code of practice for system design installation and servicing (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings).
6. Local authority conditions of license.
7. SI 1995 No 1129 (Clause 27) The cinematograph (Safety) Regulations.