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Church Electrical Testing

EICR, PAT Testing & Emergency Lighting
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EICR - Electrical Inspection Condition Report

As NICEIC Approved Contractors, we carry out EICR reports in churches all over central Scotland. This was previously called the Periodic Inspection Report or a Fixed Wire Test.

Periodic Inspection Report / Fixed Wire Test

This is a common term used for the electrical tests that takes place, prior to issuing an EICR. Scottish churches need to have the wiring tested at a maximum interval of 5 years.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

PAT or Portable Appliance Testing is the process by which safety checks are performed on electrical appliances. This needs to take place in all churches & church properties every year.

Emergency Lighting Testing

Churches need emergency lighting, in order to comply with UK Fire Safety legislation. A full check of the emergency lighting in churches should be carried out annually & this is a service we also provide.

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Electrical Testing In Churches

Professional Electrical Testing For Churches Across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling & Ayrshire

We carry out electrical testing in churches across the central belt of Scotland. This includes Glasgow, Ayrshire, Stirling & Edinburgh.

With the disruption caused by the pandemic over the last couple of years, we are frequently finding that churches have missed important test dates (or were not fully aware of testing that is required by law).

Churches have a duty to fully test their electrical wiring at a maximum interval of 5 years. This is to ensure they are compliant with Electricity At Work Regulations. It’s also advisable to have annual visual inspections along with Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) & Emergency Lighting Testing.

Rigorous testing & certification is also required for manses, Parish houses & halls – at least every 5 years or at change of tenant (and PAT testing is also required).

If you are unsure as to whether your church is compliant with the current regulations we are able to advise what testing & certification are required. We can carry out tests, complete any work that’s required and issue the relevant certificates. As experienced ecclesiastical contractors, we also understand that all electrical work needs to comply with CARTA & Archdiocese regulations.

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Electrical Installation Condition Report

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report),  is the new name for the Periodic Inspection Report. A valid EICR is required by all churches to ensure they are staying compliant with current legislation, such as Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & Housing (Scotland Act) 2006. An EICR should be carried out in churches every 5 years (and also in church manses & Parish houses).

Our NICEIC approved electricians carry out EICRs in churches, manses, Parish houses & halls across Glasgow, Edinburgh & the central belt of Scotland. We can carry out an EICR & provide you with the relevant certification for your records. If additional work is required, we can also carry this out on your behalf. To discuss an EICR, please contact us for an initial conversation.

Follow the link below to read more about EICR – what’s involved, how often they’re required & the different outcomes of an EICR report.

All Saints Scottish Episcopal Church Jordanhill, Glasgow
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Periodic Inspection Report

This is now called EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report). As electrical components deteriorate over time, this is a comprehensive inspection of the electrical systems and installation in churches, manses, Parish houses & halls.

For more information on how often this needs to take place, what’s involved & how we can carry out an EICR…just give us a call.

Testing All Saints Scottish Episcopal Church Jordanhill, Glasgow
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PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing

The Portable Appliance Testing rules for churches in Scotland are very simple. As detailed in the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations act: “All [electrical] systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practical, such danger.” In order to comply with the legislation, it makes sense for testing on appliances in churches, manses, Parish houses & halls to be conducted on a consistent basis. In general, a visual inspection should take place at least once a year, although this is not specifically required by law.

Our NICEIC approved electricians carry out PAT Testing for churches across the central belt of Scotland, which includes Glasgow, Edinburgh & Ayrshire.

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Ensuring An Exit Can Be Found Safely

Emergency Lighting Tests

Emergency lighting for churches is a legal requirement in the UK and it must comply with BS 5266-1 2016. In order to maintain compliance, all emergency lighting systems need to be tested periodically.

If you are unsure as to the compliance of your emergency lighting please contact us. We’ll be happy to review your current system, carry out a test and advise if there’s any work required to ensure you are legally complying with BS5266.

Alternatively, if you just need your emergency lighting to be tested by a company that’s both professional & affordable, please get in touch.

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Free Visual Electrical Inspection

Visual Inspection Reports

If you would like some advice on electrical compliance for your church or are just worried about H&S, the free visual inspection could be a good way to start.

We provide free visual inspections for churches in Glasgow. All of our electricians are NICEIC approved, and have extensive experience in visual testing to help identify defects & potential dangers in your place of worship.

The free inspections are available for churches in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

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Recent Electrical Work In Churches

This is just a small selection of some recent projects that we have completed in Scottish Churches.

Please visit our projects page to see more examples of our work.

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Locations Covered

Electrical Testing Across Central Scotland

We cover all of the major cities & towns of the Central belt of Scotland, including:

  • Edinburgh, Leith, Musselburgh
  • East Lothian & West Lothian
  • Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg & Penicuik
  • Bathgate & Livingston
  • Falkirk & Grangemouth
  • Ayr, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Prestwick & Largs
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