Our Services

From a complete rewire, to just a light fitting, We will carry out any electrical task you may require. Letting Agents & Landlords - We provide PAT testing and Emergency service. We are fully trained City and Guilds apprentice trained and compliant with all the latest Part 'P' regulations.

•Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
•Fuse boards
•Cooker wiring
•Emergency Repairs
•Under floor heating
•Security Alarms

•Smoke Alarms
•Door Entry Systems
•Electric heating
•BT Points
•New build/extensions
•Extractor fans
•External lighting
•Security lighting

•Storage Heaters
•Fault finding
•Total Re-wire
•Partial Re-wire
•Electrical installation condition
reports(periodic inspections)
•Electric 'Central' heating
control systems

PAT Testing

Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy.

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.

Electrical safety obligations are not limited to businesses, of course; landlords are also responsible for ensuring the regular testing of all appliances they provide for their tenants. All portable appliances with a mains plug need testing. This includes:

Computers, monitors and peripherals requiring mains power
Audio and telephone equipment requiring mains power
Kettles, microwave ovens and other kitchen appliances
Vacuum cleaners
Extension leads

We are specialists in the testing of all IT equipment, including servers. We use the latest PAT equipment to test both 230V and 110V appliances and, as specialists in PAT testing, we are best placed to help you comply with your legal obligations. All our testing is carried out in accordance with The Institute of Electrical Engineers' (IEE) code of practice and all of our engineers are City & Guilds qualified.

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Periodic Inspections

P D Croston Electrical Services are City & Guilds 2391 qualified to carry out Electrical Periodic inspections and testing.
Periodic Inspection is the inspection of the condition of an existing electrical installation, identifying in order of priority any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.

A Periodic Inspection will:

reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
find any potential shock and fire hazards in the installation
identify any defective DIY electrical work
highlight any lack of earthing or bonding

Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe and a schedule of circuits is developed during the inspection.