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All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’. 

Every Property owner must have a valid Periodic Inspection Report in order to comply with Regulation 89(b) of SI 299 2007 as amended by SI 732 2007. A Periodic Inspection Report is valid for 5 years in a Commercial Property.

Periodic Testing involves the inspection, testing and certification of the installed electrical circuits within your premises. Initially we carry out a visual inspection and then we use our electrical installation test equipment to ensure results are within Electro Technical Council of Ireland regulation guidelines.

Who should have a Periodic Inspection Report done?

  • Landlords or Letting agents re-letting a property or to satisfy their insurance company by way of a safety audit
  • Private tenancy organisations before moving a new tenant in, this is the same for City councils & Social housing
  • Estate agents selling homes or members of the general public selling privately
  • Commercial properties
  • Places of entertainment
  • Schools & Hospitals
  • Any property being sold before final sale
  • Any person or business who wants to identify the state of the electrical installation at their property

McAuliffe Electrical will carry out a visual examination of all the parts of the installation readily accessible and take all test measurements required under the National Wiring Rules. A report will be submitted to the Premises Owner, which will detail all aspects of the installation and will also list any remedial work, which should be undertaken.