Electrical inspections

Electrical inspections

Whether you own a small independent business or a large corporation, our electricians can ensure your electrical appliances are safe to use and adhere to health and safety guidelines.

We can safely and efficiently carry out electrical inspections at a time that is suited to you. Our engineers are fully qualified and trained professionals, committed to ensuring you receive the best possible service, no matter how big or small your problem may be. Day or night, we are here to help you.

Electrical inspection services

Like most things, electric installations and equipment will deteriorate over time due to general wear and tear. This is why electrical tests should be carried out periodically. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) advise landlords, businesses and homeowners to test at the below intervals.


If you are an employer and own a commercial property, you must have an electrical inspection and periodic test every five years.


As a landlord, your residential properties need to be inspected every five years or when there is a change in tenancy arrangements.


If you own your home outright or currently paying off the mortgage, you must organise an electrical inspection every ten years.

Landlord responsibilities

If you are a landlord renting out a property, it is crucial that you make sure the electrical installation is safe and properly maintained. By having an electrical inspection at the property, you can be sure that you are abiding by necessary laws and that your tenants are safe. With a wealth of experience in providing professional electrical solutions for a range of properties nationwide, you can trust us to deliver accurate and trustworthy results every time. Not only this, but if there are any faults with your electrical installation, we will provide follow up advice and support as to how this can be resolved, and in most cases can even complete it there and then.

Periodic inspection process


During the initial stage, an electrical engineer will check the overall electrical health of your property. This is to look for wear and tear, breakages, damaged wires and that all switchgear is fully accessible and secure.


This is the stage where an electrician will attempt to operate anything that might need potentially fixing. All equipment will also be switched on and off to check for any switchgear defects.

Defect report

A form will be produced that includes any faults or problems that have been found during the operation stage. This will also outline the electrician’s recommendation on what faults or problems should be prioritised moving forward.


The final stage is where you receive a certificate from the electrician. This is formally known as an Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR).

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Our procedure

Our operations centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*, so our customers can always speak to one of our helpful advisers. Our teams work closely together to ensure that the customer receives a prompt, co-ordinated and efficient service. At the time of booking, our expert advisers will select a local engineer to attend the site. The progress of the job is then carefully monitored through to completion, with live updates of estimated arrival times relayed directly to you.

Our procedure

Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

Rapid emergency response

In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers' first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

Skilled & equipped engineers

We believe that quality workmanship is essential for achieving professional and operational results. Whatever your maintenance requirements may be, you can rely on us to provide a reliable first-class service at fair prices. Our skilled and experienced engineers' work is of the highest quality and professionalism, and the latest industry standards are always adhered to. You can rely on us to provide quality solutions for your home or business, day or night.

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