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Periodic Inspection Interval Table

The table below provides guidance on the frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as routine checks.

Type of Installation

Routine check

Maximum period between
inspections and testing
as necessary

General installation

 

 

Domestic accommodation -
general
Domestic accommodation -
rented houses and flats

-
-

change of occupancy/10 years
change of occupancy/5 years

Commercial

1 year

change of occupancy/5 years

Educational establishments

6 months

5 years

Hospitals and medical clinics -
general areas
Hospitals and medical clinics -
medical locations

1 year

6 months

5 years

1 year

Industrial

1 year

3 years

Residential accommodation (Houses of
Multiple Occupation) - halls of residence,
nurses accommodation, etc.

1 year

Change of occupancy/5 years

Offices

1 year

5 years

Shops

1 year

5 years

Laboratories

1 year

5 years

Buildings open to the public

 

 

Cinemas

1 year

1-3 years

Church installations

1 year

5 years

Leisure complexes
(excluding swimming pools)

1 year

3 years

Places of public entertainment

1 year

3 years

Restaurants and hotels

1 year

5 years

Theatres

1 year

3 years

Public houses

1 year

5 years

Village halls/Community centres

1 year

5 years

Special and specific installations
(for medical locations see above)

 

 

Agricultural and horticultural

1 year

3 years

Swimming pools

4 months

1 year

Caravans
Caravan parks

1 year
6 months

3 years
1 year

Highway power supplies

as convenient

6-8 years

Marinas

4 months

1 year

Fish farms

4 months

1 year

Emergency lighting

daily/monthly

3 years

Fire alarms

daily/weekly

1 year

Launderettes

monthly

1 year

Petrol filling stations

1 year

1 year

Construction site installations

3 months

3 months


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01745 888549

email

lisa@gkevans.com

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