SJ Harris Electrical Ltd
Here at SJ Harris Electrical, we provide eletrical testing in the South East of deteriorated electrical installations. If left unchecked, the deterioration will undoubtedly increase to levels leaving the installation in an unsafe and dangerous condition to however uses the premises.
To meet the necessary requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, regular inspection and eletrical testing in the South East will greatly reduce if not eliminate those risks ensuring a safe working environment.
We are an independent and unbiased electrical contractors. Every report we write is based on the condition of the installation or equipment at the time of test against current regulations, and not based on personal recommendations.
As professional and experienced electrical contractors, we pride ourselves on honesty and do not seek to gain further works or income with regards to remedial works based on defects and recommendations from any inspection and testing carried out. All of our staff and sub contractors have been assessed and approved by the company and are highly skilled 17th Edition C & G 2391 qualified electrical engineers.
Most if not all Periodic Inspection and Testing reports of Electrical Installations and even routine planned maintenance make reference to defects not in compliance with current wiring regulations leaving the electrical installation in a potential dangerous situation and building occupants at potential risk of electric shock, burns and fire.
SJ Harris Electrical Ltd with its highly motivated and skilled electrical engineering workforce is committed in consulting with any client so as to maintain their legal obligation in maintaining a safe working environment with regards to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Installing up to date state of the art products and offering clients a high level of professional installation service, all minor electrical work repairs/installations are in conjunction with the current 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2008 ensuring any employer that they have and will meet their fundamental requirements for health and safety in the workplace.
Regular inspection of equipment is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme. The Electricity at Work Regulations require, in Regulation 4(2), that:
As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.
Records of maintenance, including test results, should be kept throughout the working life of the electrical equipment to enable:
- The condition of the equipment to be monitored
- The effectiveness of the maintenance policies to be assessed, and
- To demonstrate that an effective maintenance system is in place
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All local authorities throughout the UK will have different requirements as to the level of Inspection and Testing in order to issue a license for Public Entertainment. Local authorities requirements can and do vary from town to town and may consist of the following:
- Periodic inspection & testing of the entire electrical installation on a yearly basis
- Listed circuits from distribution boards on a yearly basis
- Certain areas of the building/establishment on a yearly basis
- Combination of a periodic inspection and test of the entire electrical installation and the testing of the entire emergency lighting system on a yearly basis.
- Certain circuits from distribution boards to include emergency lighting testing to certain areas of the building/establishment on a yearly basis.
The list above is not exhaustive but is based on our experience working with local authorities.
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Electrical installations speak for themselves. However, S J Harris Electrical Ltd with its highly motivated and skilled electrical engineering workforce is committed to installing up to date state of the art products offering clients a high level of professional installation service. All installations are in conjunction with the current 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2008 ensuring any employer that they have and will meet their fundamental requirements for health and safety in the workplace.
On completion of an electrical installation a substantial and comprehensive Operations & Maintenance Manual will be provided, which will include:
- Summary and extent of the electrical installation
- Circuit test results
- Circuit charts
- Electrical Installation Certificate
- Information on the equipment and accessories used within the installation.
Modern day technology can and often causes electrical current to fluctuate and as a result of this may/often cause a variety of problems. Some of these effects are:
- Over heating
- Surges or spikes
The effects mentioned often cause protective devices to trip/break, motors/plant to fail plus wasted electrical energy due to poor power factor correction. This will undoubtedly lead to financial inefficiency.
A detailed load analysis of the electrical installation over a period of days will ascertain if the electrical installation is working to its optimum efficiency and capacity.
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Regular and routine inspection and testing of the emergency lighting system according to the current British Standards BS 5266-1: 2005 will identify those risks allowing any deterioration within the existing emergency lighting system to be identified and corrective actions to be targeted.
On completion of the Inspection & Testing of an Existing Emergency Lighting Installation a substantial and comprehensive report will be provided, which will include:
- Emergency Lighting Logbook
- PPM Logbook
- Emergency Lighting Certificate
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