Stay compliant, stay safe
Whether you carry out electrical work yourself, or have it done by a professional, it must be certified as meeting the appropriate standards and requirements. These regulations are in place to keep you, your family and your property safe.
Testing of any circuits, fittings, and electrical items must be carried out by trained professionals, using the appropriate equipment and with a full understanding of the regulations and the law.
Wessex use up-to-the-minute diagnostic equipment, specifically designed to align with the British Standards, Part P Regulations, to test electricals throughout your home. These include: newly installed circuits, replacement fuseboxes, alterations to existing circuits in special locations, and any small electrical equipment.
Rest assured in the experts
As well as our technical diagnostic tools, our experienced experts use their huge breadth of knowledge to validate any electrical work. Their specialist eyes will be able to pick up any issues of safety, corrosion, wear and tear, age, excessive loading, damage and deterioration.
We ensure that our customers are complying with Health and Safety Executive requirements by providing one-off or regular equipment inspections, as well as maintaining records and test results for you. As you would expect from our team of experts, all our tests are carried out in accordance with current British Standards and in a manner that fully complies with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Size is not an issue
It’s the law
By law, a homeowner or landlord must be able to prove that all electrical installation work carried out in their property meets Part P, or they will be committing a criminal offence. If you are a keen electrical DIYer, Wessex will be able to test your work, and keep you legal, and safe.
Fix the fails
While we are on site, with your permission, we will attempt to fix any equipment that fails. And if we can’t, a ‘Fail – Do Not Use’ label will be attached before we discuss next steps.
For landlords, the regulations are even tighter. We can carry out full end-to-end inspection, testing and certification for rental properties, as a one-off or a regular check.
In 2015 Wessex was awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. This leading third party accreditation scheme recognises high standards in health and safety management, where businesses undergo a vetting process examining health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.
Wessex are pleased to have been members of Constructionline since 1998. This organisation pre-qualifies all suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that they remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry.
Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)
Wessex have been ECA members since 1973. The Electrical Contractors Association includes electrical installers, manufacturers, distributors and end users. It is dedicated to best practice and efficient, effective and safe working procedures to ensure its members deliver the very best service across a broad spectrum of commissions.
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
The NICEIC is the electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK. Wessex have been a member since 1973. NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of contractors for over 50 years.