Inspecting & Testing

Electrical Testing and Inspection

Viewpoint Electrical Services have over 30 years’ experience in electrical testing and inspection. Our specialist electricians work with customers across Taunton, Exeter and the surrounding areas of Devon and Somerset, providing our specialist electrical testing and inspection services. We are fully qualified electricians and offer electrical testing and inspections for both commercial, industrial and domestic customers.

Our electrical testing and inspection services meet the latest safety requirements in the UK. Our electricians complete all electrical services in relation to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

Electricity tester

Why is electrical testing & inspection so important?

Regular electrical inspection and testing ensures that the natural deterioration of electrical wiring is repaired and upgraded when necessary. The inspection and testing of electrical wiring within any tenanted property is a mandatory requirement in the UK. It is also a good idea for homeowners to have their wiring checked regularly to safeguard against electrical faults.

Commercial and domestic property insurance policies can become invalid if un-regulated electrical testing leads to the property owner having to make a claim. So, if you think you require an electrical testing or inspection service from our experts, here in Taunton, call us now.

What does an electrical testing procedure involve?

There is a range of electrical tests and inspections that are required by law in both commercial and domestic properties. Every 3-5 years the following list of electrical tests would need to be carried out;

  Continuity of protective conductors, including main and supplementary bonding

  • Continuity of ring final circuit conductors
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Polarity testing
  • Earth fault loop impedance testing
  • Prospective fault current testing
  • RCD testing
  • Phase sequence testing
  • Functional testing
electrical PAT testing

Thermal imaging for electrical testing

The use of thermal imaging for electrical testing is highly beneficial. Our electricians utilise this technolgy when performing tests. 

Thermal imaging cameras have the advantages of highlighting loose connections or hot spots.

A major advantage of using thermal imaging equipment is that is not invasive. Our electricians use thermal imaging cameras in order to identify potentially dangerous problems within an electrical system without the need to dismantle or the system or isolate circuits. This saves time and money as we will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and efficiently. 


Benefits of thermal imaging

  • Non invasive
  • Quickly identifies potentially dangerous components within an electrical system
  • We can diagnose a problem without the need to isolate circuits – saving downtime
  • Saves time and money
  • Allows detection of an electrical fault before it becomes a major issue
  • Allows detailed inspection of electrical systems from a safe distance
  • Enhanced health and safety

Contact Viewpoint Electrical today

If you need further information on any of our electrical testing and inspection services, then do not hesitate to get in touch. Simply call us today on 01823 433313 or 01392 469740. A member of our expert team will be happy to offer their expertise with any queries you may have.