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periodical test, inspection & report

reasons for PIR

  • Prospective purchase of property
  • Mortgage requirements
  • Renting property
  • Change of ownership
  • Change of occupancy
  • 10 yearly interval (Domestic)
  • brh electrical services will carry out periodical testing, inspection & reporting subject to the following limitations

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  • To test and inspect a sample of the fixed electrical wiring & accessories
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  • No lifting of floorboards, dismantling or moving of appliances or furniture
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  • No insulation resistance test between live conductors (live & neutral) due to possible damage to sensitive equipment

    the following areas will be inspected and/or tested
    please look at the certificates page for an explanation of the failure codes

    Earthing

    No main earth cableCode 1
    Main earth cable undersizedCode 1
    No main equipotential bonding cable to main gas meterCode 1
    Main equipotential bonding cable to main gas meter undersizedCode 1
    No main equipotential bonding cable to main water stopcockCode 1
    Main equipotential bonding cable to main water stopcock undersizedCode 1
    No supplementary bonding cables visible in the bathroom / shower room (special location)Code 1
    Supplementary bonding cables undersizedCode 1
    MET (Main Earth Terminal) not labelledCode 2
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    Fuseboard / Mains Intake Area

    Main incoming cables undersizedCode 1
    Wrong size fuse wire in BS3036 fuse holderCode 1
    Evidence of overloading Code 1
    Evidence of arcingCode 1
    Cable insulation crumbling due deterioration Code 1
    Blanks missing from fuse boardCode 1
    Bunching of cables in the fuse boardCode 2
    Henley blocks not fixed backCode 2
    MCBs (Miniature Circuit Breakers) / fuses not identified etcCode 2
    No fuseboard chartsCode 2
    No Fuse board identificationCode 2
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    London Electricity Board

    Mains head looseCode 1
    Mains head fuse cover brokenCode 1
    Head or meter seals missingCode 1
    Meter not securely fixedCode 1
    Wooden surround looseCode 1
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    RFC/ Radials

    No CPC (Circuit Protective Conductors)Code 1
    No ring continuityCode 1
    Flush metal back boxes not earthedCode 2
    No 30mA RCD (Residual Current Detector) protection for ground floor socketsCode 1
    No grommets on flush metal back boxesCode 2
    No identification of switch livesCode 2
    Wrong colour of sleeving for the identification of earthCode 2
    Insufficient Socket outlets serving areasCode 2
    Broken socket outletsCode 1
    Signs of wear and tearCode 1-2
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    Lighting

    No CPCCode 1
    Fittings not earthed (Code 2)Code 2
    Terminations for light fittings not made within a junction boxCode 2
    No grommets on flush metal back boxesCode 1
    Incorrect connection of polarity in ES fittingsCode 2
    Rose & Pendants showing sings of wear and tearCode 2
    No identification of switch livesCode 1-2
    Broken accessoriesCode 1-2
    Signs of wear and tearCode 2
    Earth sleeving missing from CPCCode 1
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    Bathroom / Shower Room (special location)

    Wrong type of fitting in bathroomCode 1
    IP65 cover missing from light fitting in bathroomCode 1
    Wrong type of fitting in Zone 1 Code 1
    Wrong type of fitting in Zone 2Code 1
    Wrong type of fitting in Zone 3 Code 1
    No supplementary bonding cables visible in the bathroom (special location)Code 1
    Cables running through zones in special locationsCode 4
    Sockets incorrectly sited within shower zonesCode 1
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    EEBADS

    Earthed Equipotential Bonding & Automatic Disconnection of Supply
    This inspection provides the most effective way of ensuring protection for indirect contact against electric shock. For this method to work effectively the following cables have to be correctly sized, connected and labelled.
    Main Earthing ConductorThe earth cable that comes from the supply (mains head) to the consumer unit (fuseboard) main earth terminal.
    MET (Main Earth Terminal)The main earthing conductor is first connected from the mains supply.
    Main Equipotential Bonding ConductorsThese earth cables run from the main earth bar to within 600mm of the main gas and water stopcocks. It is not always practical to achieve this as sometimes the meters are externally situated or there is no main water stopcock within the premises, In this scenario the pipes can be bonded at the closest point of entry into the premises.
    CPC (Circuit Protective Conductors)These earth cables run from the main earth bar to accessories such as socket outlets, switches, lighting points, metal back boxes etc.
    Supplementary Equipotential Bonding ConductorsThese earth cables interconnect all electrical circuits and pipe works situated within the bathroom / shower room.
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