Electrical Services Cambridge
The priority of every business in Cambridge must be the safety of its workforce, customers and members of the public. Ensuring that your electrical circuitry is constantly in excellent condition is also a legal requirement through the Health and Safety code of conduct. Regular electrical checks of both circuitry and appliances is essential for factories, shops and other commercial properties in and around Cambridge. Our reliable, fully qualified electricians have a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical testing and installation. We offer a full range of professional services in Cambridge and the surrounding area that will ensure your business is always safely and adequately wired.
An Electric Installation Condition Report (EICR) will evaluate the safety of a building’s circuitry and appliances in accordance with BS 7671. It will identify areas of concern and serious deficiencies. Electrical deterioration can often be unexpectedly rapid, particularly when it is in constant use. In commercial or industrial properties, a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) or EICR needs to be conducted at least once every five years. An alternative is an annual inspection of twenty per cent of the circuitry which often highlights general problems well in advance of the five year limit.
Included in the rigorous electrical testing procedure is the main earthing or bonding of the entire circuit. The condition of the wiring is assessed as regards wear and tear and the necessity for repair work to ensure continued safety. The serviceability and location of Residual Current Devices for outdoor equipment is also included. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) includes an inspection of the wiring of all items that can be moved such as machinery, vending machines or photocopiers and wired in items such as fans or hairdryers. Cables, extension leads and plugs are also checked in addition to the safe working order of the appliances themselves. Advice will be offered on the necessity to replace items that are deemed unsuitable or unsafe.
- Electrical Installation Condition Report
- Fixed wiring inspection
- 5 yearly check or 20% annually
- Portable Appliance Testing
- Wiring, plugs and cables inspected
- Appliances checked
- Residual Current Device inspection
Emergency Fire Lighting
In the event of a fire the main electricity supply to the normal lighting often fails completely. Reserve emergency fire lighting is vital in every commercial or industrial property to ensure that everyone in the building including visitors can easily find their way out. The emergency circuit must provide adequate lighting for at least three hours and must always be in a state of readiness. Regular electrical testing will ensure that your emergency fire lighting systems are fully operational in accordance with BS 5266-1:2005. Compliance is usually a prerequisite of insurance policies.
An electrical test is required every six months and will identify areas for improvement. Stairwells, corridors and safety equipment such as fire extinguishers must all be adequately illuminated. An electrical test report will identify areas that need adjustment to comply with any health and safety measures. It also ensures that safety signs are compatible with current regulations and are correctly positioned.
- New or additional lighting installed
- 6 monthly check
- Fire alarms fitted and checked
- Safety signage advice
General Electrical Installation
Many businesses have added to their range of appliances over the years resulting in the use of multiple four-gang extension leads. Such overloading of a system can lead to serious electrical faults and are often the cause of outbreaks of fire. Even a change of use within a commercial property can lead to the existing wiring becoming unsuitable. A full or partial rewiring are both efficient and cost effective solutions. Distribution boards can be upgraded or replaced, security lighting and fire alarms systems can be installed or improved.
A new, bespoke general electrical installation is usually the most expedient way to correct an existing electrical circuit. it is often most beneficial during a refit or modernisation of the business. A bespoke general electrical installation can incorporate fibre optics, security and data cabling to provide your premises with state of the art solutions that comply with the very latest codes of practice and standards according to BS 7671.
- Expert advice
- Part or full rewiring
- Bespoke installations
- New technology
- Latest safety features