Electrical Inspection & Testing

Regular Eelectrical checks for your peace of mind.

Over time, electrical systems suffer wear and tear so we test your electrical installation including all parts of a distribution system from the main incoming supply point, through to wiring accessories such as sockets and light fitting. We can help you achieve compliance through inspection and testing of your electrical systems, ensuring that they have met the current legislation set out in the ‘Electricity at Work Regulations 1989’.

PAT Testing

Ocean Electrics South West have the correct equipment and the qualified personnel to ensure that we can provide PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) testing for all your equipment. PAT testing is an important aspect of any Health & Safety Policy. We can ensure that your company ticks all the correct legislative boxes when it comes to your portable electrical appliances.

All Ocean M&E services works is installed in line with the current applicable MEP regulations. Our engineers are all up to date with all our statutory & mandatory regulations and requirements stipulated by the HSE. Our site engineers are all CSCS/ECS accredited and graded inline with the JIB & HVCA. Appointed site supervisors are SSSTS qualified and contracts managers SMSTS accredited through local training company Greenlight Safety Consultancy Ltd. Health & safety is regarded as a key aspect of delivering a first class, snag free, safe project for our clients. Our aim is to implement “ZERO HARM” to our engineers, other site trades and the public.

Electrical inspections and testing are critical components of ensuring the safety, reliability, and compliance of electrical systems in commercial properties. Here's an overview of what they involve:


Routine Inspections

Regular inspections of electrical systems help identify any potential issues or hazards before they escalate into major problems. These inspections typically involve visually examining electrical components, such as wiring, switches, outlets, and fixtures, to check for signs of wear, damage, or improper installation.


Code Compliance

Inspections also ensure that electrical systems adhere to relevant building codes, safety regulations, and industry standards. Compliance with these standards is essential to mitigate safety risks and liabilities.



Electrical testing involves assessing the performance and functionality of various electrical components and systems. This may include testing the integrity of wiring, measuring voltage levels, checking grounding systems, and verifying the operation of safety devices such as circuit breakers and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).


Safety Inspections

Safety inspections focus on identifying potential electrical hazards, such as overloaded circuits, faulty wiring, exposed conductors, or inadequate grounding. Addressing these hazards is crucial for preventing electrical accidents, fires, and other safety incidents.


Preventive Maintenance

Inspections and testing are key components of preventive maintenance programs for electrical systems. By identifying and addressing issues proactively, businesses can minimize downtime, reduce repair costs, and extend the lifespan of their electrical infrastructure.



Inspections and test results are typically documented to maintain a record of the condition of electrical systems and any actions taken to address identified issues. This documentation is valuable for compliance purposes, insurance requirements, and future reference.


Specialized Testing

In addition to routine inspections, specialized testing may be necessary for specific components or systems, such as emergency lighting systems, fire alarm systems, or electrical distribution panels. These tests ensure that critical safety systems function properly when needed.


Certification and Accreditation

Some inspections and testing may require certification or accreditation from regulatory bodies or industry organizations. Commercial properties may need to undergo periodic inspections to maintain certifications or comply with regulatory requirements.

Overall, electrical inspections and testing are essential practices for ensuring the safety, reliability, and compliance of commercial electrical systems, helping businesses minimize risks and ensure uninterrupted operations.

Certification with NICEIC

NICEIC stands for the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. It is an independent organization in the United Kingdom that assesses and certifies electrical contractors and tradespeople to ensure they meet safety and quality standards. Here’s some information about NICEIC:


Certification and Accreditation

Niceic provides certification and accreditation for electrical contractors, ensuring they comply with relevant regulations and industry standards. Contractors must undergo assessments and audits to demonstrate their competence and adherence to safety guidelines.


Safety and Compliance

Niceic promotes safety and compliance within the electrical industry by setting rigorous standards for electrical installations and conducting regular assessments to ensure contractors maintain these standards.


Training and Support

Niceic offers training courses and resources to help electrical contractors improve their skills and stay up-to-date with industry developments. These courses cover topics such as wiring regulations, inspection and testing, and electrical design.


Consumer Protection

By choosing a Niceic-certified contractor, consumers can have confidence in the quality and safety of electrical work performed in their homes or businesses. Niceic-certified contractors are required to provide insurance and warranties for their work, providing added protection for consumers.


Industry Recognition

Niceic certification is widely recognized within the electrical industry and by regulatory bodies, government agencies, and insurance companies. Being Niceic-certified can enhance a contractor's reputation and credibility in the marketplace.


Technical Helpline and Advice

Niceic offers a technical helpline and advisory service to support contractors with any technical queries or challenges they may encounter during installations or inspections.


Registration Scheme

Niceic operates a registration scheme for electrical contractors, allowing them to showcase their credentials and demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety to potential clients.


Backup Power Systems

Installing and maintaining backup power systems, such as generators or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, is essential for businesses to prevent disruptions during power outages.

Overall, NICEIC plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, quality, and professionalism of electrical installations and contractors in the UK, providing reassurance for both contractors and consumers alike.