Periodic Inspection Reports.
A Periodic Inspection Report is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
A periodic inspection will:
Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
Identify any defective DIY electrical work
Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe. A schedule of circuits will also be provided, which is invaluable for a property.
How often you need to have a periodic inspection.
As a general guide the following applies although frequency can vary depending on other factors.
Domestic - 10 Years
Commercial - 5 years
Industrial - 3 years