Electrical Testing

We offer a full range of electrical and safety testing for domestic and commercial clients.

Landlord Electrical Inspection Certificates - NICEIC testing

NICEIC electrical installation condition reports are a detailed report of the existing electrical installation. It is recommended that a property that is rented should be periodically tested every 5 years. Millar Electrics will test the distribution board thoroughly and every part of the electrical circuit of the property, from entry to the house to extension cords and light switches.

It is not currently a legal responsibility to have an Electrical Safety Inspection and NICEIC Certificate. However, the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, do enforce the obligation of a landlord to ensure all electrical appliances and wiring in their rented property are safe. If there is ever a liability claim then the landlord must be able to demonstrate 'due diligence', meaning that they have taken all reasonable steps to ensure tenant safety.

If you are thinking of buying a property we recommend that you have the electrical system tested so you will have no nasty surprises when you move in. Miller Electrics carry out NICEIC periodic electrical testing frequently and do so on behalf of large Housing Associations and other landlords. We have set prices and will test and supply you with required certification in a matter or hours. Our inspections & testing are monitored and reviewed on a yearly basis by the NICEIC to make sure we meet the correct current 17th edition standards.

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PAT - Portable Appliance Testing

PAT testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy.

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. A systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing shoul be carried out.

The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • 1. Where appliances are used by employees.
  • 2. Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • 3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • 4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances.

The level of inspection and testing required is dependent upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependent upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

Millar Electrics carry out PAT tests in throughout Ayrshire. We have fully qualified electricians and we do not rush through the procedure. We charge a base rate per item. Tested items are labelled with the date of test and a printed certification detailing items and results is provided.

Emergency Light Testing

In the event of a power failure emergency lighting should kick-in and deliver sufficient light for occupants to make their way out of a building. This can save lives should there be a fire and regular maintenance is essential for the system to function correctly. Millar Electrics can design, install and repair all types of emergency lighting and other security system, and we offer free estimates and advice.

Emergency lighting must be tested periodically and Millar Electrics offer a professional service making the process as easy as possible for you.

For emergency lighting in Ayrshire look no further than Millar Electrics.