MPS Electrical Contractors Ltd

 

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Electrician Leeds & surrounding areas 0113 3909670 - 07864 000951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPS Electrical conduct Portable Appliance Testing - Thermo Graphic Mains Distribution Imaging - Periodic

 

Inspection & Testing - Emergency Lighting Testing

 

Commercial - Industrial - Domestic Installations

Certified by NAPIT as a full scope Approved Contractor in Leeds

 


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A full periodic inspection and test in Leeds including about 30% of accessories removed for visual inspection will take at least 3 to 4 hours for and average 3 BED HOUSE. Then another 2 hours to fill in certification and report. Any one who says they will inspect 100% of accessories is most likely lying so will probably also be cutting corners on the testing. And anyone doing this work for less than £100 is NOT doing it properly. This work should cost about £180 - £200 for a sole trader or £220 - £300 for a larger company but will vary depending on how much time is needed on site. Basically as with most things in life, “you get what you pay for”. Unfortunately a lot of landlords just want ‘a piece of paper’ at the least cost. I'm afraid that with the advent of part 'P' and all these 'Testing specialist' companies springing up there are a lot of cowboys about. Stick to a registered person or company (you will then have comeback if a problem occurs)
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I am a fully qualified, NAPIT & City & Guilds registered Inspector to the 17th edition Wiring regulations BS7671 in Leeds, I am also a Approved Electrician in Leeds and above is a picture of me and my qualifications so you can rest assured what you see is what you get when my company do Electrical work for you. 

My Electrical firm covers Nationwide retail contracts and we look after our local Leeds residential clients whatever there testing or installation needs by offering ourselves as Electrical Contractors in Leeds with over 15 years experience.

I have contracted around the country for over 16 years and can honestly say that part ‘P’ has made standards drop especially in Leeds as allot of people have gone on fast track courses and now class themselves as ‘Electricians’ There is some very poor work being done out there! So be careful when choosing a tradesperson. Recommendation is usually the best way. It has always worked for me, I have been busier than ever through this ‘recession’.

 

I am trained in the IEE Wiring Regulations 16th & 17th Edition ISBN 086341844  0, IEE Onsite Guide ISBN 086341854 9 ,Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing ISBN 086341857 0 & City& Guilds levels 1,2,3 along with y Electrical Inspector in Leeds qualification City & Guilds 2391.

I have 16 years experience in the retail, Domestic & Industrial fields and possess a large portfolio of my previous work.  I am now the Managing Director of my own Electrical Inspection Testing & Installation firm in Leeds MPS Electrical Contractors Ltd and offer you my knowledge and experience, I will not cut corners and strive to drive the cowboys out of my trade especially those that are not qualified and work on the fly without being registered or properly qualified.

 

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The following tests are carried out:

1. Visual inspection of fittings
2. Continuity of earth conductors
3. Continuity of ring final conductors
4. Polarity
5. Installation resistance – to check for any arking or moisture between phase – phase earth
6. Earth loop impedance – to verify path of earth
7. RCD test to check tripping times and mA settings

 

The testers used are:

1. Voltage tester to measure Volts
2. Continuity tester to measure ohms
3. Insulation resistance to measure Mohms
4. Earth loop impendence tester to measure ohms
5. RCD tester to measure mS

Also the supplies characteristics are tested to ensure a good earth and path of fault current is present. These tests are called Ze and PSC (Prospective Short Circuit).

The readings are sent to our office from the engineer, verified by our manager and then typed up on fastest software, so you can be assured of a professional report.

They are then sent out to you with a quote for any works needed to bring the property up to BS7671 regs, via post and also can be sent via email or fax if needed in a hurry.

 

 

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There is little point in setting up Regulations to control the way in which electrical installations are designed and installed if it is not verified that they have been followed. For example, the protection of installation users against the danger of fatal electric shock due to indirect contact is usually the low impedance of the earth-fault loop; unless this impedance is correctly measured. this safety cannot be confirmed. in this case the test cannot be carried out during installation, because part of the loop is made up of the supply system which is not connected until work is complete.

In the event of an open circuit in a protective conductor, the whole of the earthed system could become live during the earth-fault loop test. The correct sequence of testing would prevent such a danger, but the tester must always be aware of the hazards applying to himself and to others due to his activities. Testing routines must take account of the dangers and be arranged to prevent them. Prominent notices should be displayed to indicate that no attempt should be made to use the installation whilst testing is in progress. 

Faults
 

1. Domestic and Commercial2. Faults/repairs
3. Lights faults
4. Sockets faults
5. Immersion heaters
6. Fuse board problems
7. Low voltage lights fault
8. Checks after flood
9. Fuses blown – tripping
10. RCD faults
11. 3 phase commercial circuit faults
Lamp replacement for offices and shops


Type of InstallationMaximum Period Between Inspection & Testing As Necessary
DomesticChange of Occupancy / 10 years
CommercialChange of Occupancy / 5 years
Educational Establishments5 years
Industrial3 years
Residential5 years
Offices5 years
Shops5 years
Places of Public Entertainment1 year
Petrol Filling Stations1 year

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NAPIT Approved Electrician Leeds 0113 3909670

NAPIT Approved Electrician Leeds 0113 3909670

NAPIT Approved Electrician Leeds 0113 3909670 

Commercial Clients: Electricity at Work Regulations, Regulation 4(2) of the electricity at work regulations 1989 requires that; "As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent danger" this statement applies to the fixed electrical installation as well as appliances of which is often misunderstood

Landlords: Landlords have a legal duty to ensure the safety of tenants. This is regulated by several Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords with respect to electrical safety as follows:

  • The Consumer Protection Act 1987

  • The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

  • Housing Act 1996

  • The Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 1990

 

Information for Landlords

The rules on electrical safety are less specific than for gas and furnishings when letting out property. The landlord is acting as a supplier of electrical equipment, including the electrical wiring in the property as well as any electrical appliances provided for tenants' use. Landlords have a legal duty to ensure that equipment is "safe". It is therefore recommended that appliances should be annually PAT tested (portable electrical appliance safety test) wiring of the flat or house should be checked at least every 5 years to obtain a Periodic Inspection Report. Although not mandatory BS7671 also suggests testing on change of occupancy.
Periodic Inspection & Test report (PIR) Domestic premises from £200.00.

I had the pleasure recently of a landlord who was told his consumer unit had cables missing the main earth cores meaning no earth in the cables and none of his properties had Periodic Inspection Certificates to accompany them. The same properties were not in a satisfactory condition to start with hence the need for a inspection. 

The very same landlord also did not possess any gas safe certificates for his properties but saw fit to argue his corner reading a bit of text from a internet forum stating it was not mandatory to have properties tested for Electrical Safety as it meant he had to shell out money for his properties to be tested.

Here is the facts.

If your property is electrically safe and you have a running maintenance record from the start having once had a clean bill of health from a periodic inspect and test in the first instance then fair enough, if not then how do you know it is Electrically Safe?

Answer = You don't so do not play guess with peoples safety under the prehistoric opinion "its been ok up to press" or put cost above peoples safety like this Mickey Mouse Landlord did!.

You are governed by law as a landlord under the Electricity at work regulations as your property is supplying your customer with Electricity and this is where you can get in very serious trouble if something goes wrong.

Summary Of Some Essential 17th edition Wiring Regulations.

Regulation 411.3.3:

All socket outlets meant for use by an

ordinary person with a rated current not

exceeding 20Amps should be protected

by a 30mA RCD.

Regulation 701.411.3.3:

All circuits in a room with a fixed bath or

shower should be protected by 1 or more

30mA RCDs.

Regulation 522.6.6, 522.6.7 and 522.6.8:

All cables buried beneath the plaster surface

of a wall at less than 50mm

should be protected by 30mA RCDs.

Regulation 411.3.3:

All cables installed in metal stud partition

walls should be protected by 30mA RCDs

 


 

 

 

Portable Appliance Testing

   

          

MPS Electrical pricing structure is outlined below. This is a rough guide only, and we reserve the right to add a mileage charge for low volume or non-local work. Our minimum charge for onsite testing is just £50.00. Contact us fort a detailed quotation if you already have a quote, let us know and we'll do our best to beat it.

When comparing our prices, please remember that our prices are all-inclusive, and we do not charge for rewiring plugs or changing fuses, and for most jobs we do not charge mileage, unlike a lot of other PAT testing companies. We are often able to offer a discount for local companies, just ask for more information.

Number of itemsPrice per item

49 or fewer

£3.00

50-249

£1.90

250-999

£1.50

1000 or more

Please call us for a quotation tailored to your needs

 

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)

Specialist PAT testing carried out by qualified engineers
State of the art calibrated test equipment
Stickers provided on each appliance and a schedule of appliances tested,
sent out on completion
Competitive rates, depending on amount of items
Schools; care homes; shops; cafes; restaurants; clubs; Domestic and Commercial;
DJ equipment


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The above pricing includes:

  • Thorough visual inspection

  • All required tests on our latest PAT testing equipment

  • Pass and Fail labels

  • Certificate of testing

  • Fuse replacement (as required)

  • Plug rewiring or new plugs (as required) with free retest

Legislation

 

Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. This site is intended as a guide to both the legal implications and to the technical requirements.

The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • 1. Where appliances are used by employees.

  • 2. Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.

  • 3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.

  • 4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

The Institution of Electrical Engineers publish the "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment" (ISBN: 978-0-86341-833-4) . This guide forms the basis for portable appliance testing in the U.K.

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The survey's benefits are

 

* It is extremely useful for customers wishing to assess the possible fire risk from an electrical system that cannot easily be powered down.
* Provides valuable information about overheated components, not necessarily revealed by conventional electrical testing practices.
* Can be instrumental in containing insurance premiums.
* Offers good value-for-money and is usually cost-effective because large areas can be examined in a relatively short space of time.
* It is possible to view electrical accessories at a considerable distance and ascertain the surface temperature of each box to within a few degrees!

Even the very advanced imaging cameras that we use are unable to 'see' through enclosed switchgear and panels have to be removed to view bus bar connections or similar items. However, the existence of a problem is generally indicated by an item's surface temperature, relative to that of similar components close by.

How are the results reported?

The survey results are tabulated on a template and images provided for any instance where the temperature of a component part is seen to be more that 10 degrees centigrade above the ambient temperature. However, some high temperatures can be entirely normal within a control panel and, in these cases, we indicate the temperature but ask the customer to contact the manufacturer to check if the reported temperature is to be regarded as normal.
Costs

For most installations, a site visit will be needed to establish the likely length of time required for the survey.

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