Electrical Inspectorate’s licensed electrical inspectors provide electrical inspection services for safety and compliance for all types and classes of electrical installations.
By working closely with you we enhance your business capabilities.
Our services cover electrical wiring, testing, inspecting, verification’s, reports, assessments and site inspections across Melbourne and throughout Victoria.
We conduct professional and personal consultations to ensure our clients and customers achieve the best possible results for all your electrical installations and provide specialist electrical investigations and fire scene investigation services.
Body-protected and Cardiac-protected electrical areas inspections, verification’s, consultations and support for Medical centres, Doctors clinics, Dental surgeries, Hospitals, Clinics and the Medical, Health care and Aged care industries.
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We provide a prompt and efficient emergency inspection service when you really need the electrical installation tested and inspected to enable the electrical supply to be re-connected. Inspections for re-connections of the electrical supply for switchboards, supply mains or emergency generator hook ups after an electrical incident.
Consultancy and advice services to the electrical industry, registered electrical contractors, electricians, businesses, builders, engineers, consultants, home owners and others to assist when extra expertise and experience is required for their electrical installation project.
Assistance with electrical regulations, interpretations, Australian standards, Codes, Victorian Electricity Safety Act 1998 and Victorian Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 and Supply Authority requirements.
We can assist by providing consulting assistance from the design stage and specifications of electrical switchboard, maximum demand cable calculations, voltage drop, fault loop impedance considerations, calculations or consultations and advice throughout the entire job.
Our licensed electrical inspectors conduct all the required mandatory installation tests.
We have an electrical inspector to meet all your electrical inspection requirements and we provide electrical inspectors for all types of electrical installation inspection certification classes.
We properly and appropriately determine all aspects of the voltages and currents that were involved in the situation.
These investigations are conducted to work out why, how and the severity of the shock and the rectifications needed to remove and fix all the faults of the installation.
We provide this service for industry, businesses, insurance companies, supply authorities, electrical contractors, organizations and corporations and provide a fully detailed report and assessments after our investigations.
Through our extensive and specialized training, qualifications and experience we provide all types of investigations, assessments, audits and reports in all areas and aspects of electrical installations, work place investigations and reports, electrical fires, fire scene investigations and explosions.
We provide fire investigation services for industry, businesses, insurance companies and private clients. Investigations and fire scene investigations are conducted to establish and ascertain all types of information and situations concerning fires, fire damages and incident reports. Assistance with origin and cause investigations and determinations.
Residential properties to commercial and industrial premises of all types and sizes to make sure that the electrical installation is safe and complies with all Australian standards and requirements.
Home and business safety checks, inspections and assistance for property owners with property pre-purchase checks and tests.
If you ask an electrician what the first thing they do when they purchase an existing property, they usually answer Test and then Upgrade the electrical switch board to today’s standards of safety and compliance to achieve peace of mind and safety.
We conduct electrical audits for businesses, companies and organizations for compliance of safety, regulations, processes and procedures that they may need external assistance with.
We also conduct training to assist personal to undertake examinations.
We provide training of electricians and electrical workers to conduct all the required and mandatory tests for each installation and conduct training in electrical isolation procedures and this can be conducted at your work place or on a job site.
We provide training with all the required tests, verification’s and the six mandatory inspection compliance tests of:
These tests are required to be performed after all electrical installation work or alteration of an electrical installation.
Energy efficiency solutions.
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We provide professional inspection, advice and consultation services to industry, businesses and personnel for emergency power systems of all types and sizes.
We provide electrical installation, inspection and consulting services to the Medical and Health care industries for electrical wiring upgrades, alterations, service and repairs or the complete wiring of a new medical facility or centre.
Body-protected and Cardiac-protected electrical areas and installations.
Aged care facilities, Retirement homes. Nursing homes, Hospitals, Doctors surgeries and Dental surgeries and the Health care and Aged care industries for full installation, inspection and compliance services.
We specialize in Melbourne’s inner metropolitan, eastern and southern metro and outer metro areas to provide these installation and testing services by Electrical Inspectorate, Licensed electrical inspection company LEIC 600 680 and MTests, Registered electrical contractors REC 13231, Electricians and data communication specialist.
So please contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with the service that you require.
Each have their own special rules, requirements and regulations for their different situations and environments.
Depending if the installation is new and under construction or being an alteration or addition, there are different requirements for each situation.
We provide and conduct annual scheduled and predictive maintenance programs to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 3003:2018 Electrical Installations – Patient areas, for each type and size of medical facility and installation.
Medical installations verification’s, compliance, facility management services and medical electrical equipment testing and certification services conducted by a licensed M Class (Medical installations) electrical Inspector.
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When you engage with our friendly staff, you will be rest assured that a licensed electrical inspector will be able to assist you with everything from piece of mind, to consultations for project advice, testing, inspecting, verification’s, assessments and investigations of electrical installations.
We aid and support all our clients and customers with all their work endeavors, by close-knit staff, with an inspection company that provides dedicated, friendly and personal services and experiences, with the ability to maintain the highest level and standards of customer focused service.
We have highly qualified personal who also have other trade qualifications in different areas and skill sets, that enable us to offer extra and varied experiences and expertise. This enables us to assist you and your clients to have and receive that extra advantage, with value added services to enable your project or job to be completed successfully. Often our assistance with knowledge of how other jobs are done and advice about aspects of them, can assist you with your project and provide that extra level of professionalism and expertise.
We interact and have contact with a vast array of industry representatives and personnel across a broad range of industries and on many levels, while always providing an extremely efficient service with a focus on the highest quality, standard and customer satisfaction. We have such a broad range and scope of clientele that our knowledge base is extensive in all aspects and areas of trade services, which allows us to be one of your industry representatives and leaders, to assist you in staying ahead of industry changes, updates and developments.
Whatever type of installation or premises we have the practical knowledge and experience with innovative approaches to assist you in identifying, prioritizing safety risks, eliminating electrical incidents, potential hazards and problems in a professional and ethical manner and in a positive experienced and helpful way. We test and inspect to make sure that the electrical installation complies with all Australian standards and requirements and is free from unsafe and defective wiring, electrical work and equipment.
Due to our large registered electrical contractor clientele base covering such a diverse range of industries and disciplines, we can even assist contractors in finding an electrician that specializes in such fields as solar electrical PV array installations, hazardous area installations, medical installations, medical facilities management services, medical installations testing and equipment testing and compliance, data communications, electrical fire services, mechanical services wiring, refrigeration, emergency and exit lighting, test and tag equipment and electrical light and power installations.
All our licensed electrical inspectors are also registered electrical contractors, electricians with various other trade qualifications and accreditation’s.
We started our inspection company well over thirteen years ago, due to the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, (SECV) becoming privatised.
Now we have become a very successful company and are among industry leaders in our fields.
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations, “Wiring Rules”, Victorian Electricity Safety Act 1998 incorporating amendments, Victorian Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009, Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019, AS/NZS 4836:2011 Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment, AS/NZS 3017:2007 Electrical installations – verification guidelines, AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical Installations – Periodic verification. The Code of practice for low voltage service fuse removal 2014.
AS/NZS 3008.1:2017 Electrical installations – Selection of AC cables, AS/NZS 3003:2018 Electrical Installations – Patient areas (Medical standard and 3003:2011 now superseded), AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating sets (and AS/NZS 3010:2005 now superseded), AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical Installations – Construction and demolition sites, AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical Installations – Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies.
Emergency and exit lighting;
AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings system design, installation and operation, AS/NZS 2293.2:2019 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings – Routine service and maintenance, AS/NZS 2293.3:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings – Emergency luminaries and exit signs.
AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment (Test and Tag).
There are also standards to use for boating Marinas, Hazardous Areas, Electric fences used as security measures and also for Shows and carnivals.
AS/NZS 5033:2014 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays, AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters -Installation requirements, AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Inverter requirements, AS/NZS 4777.3:2005 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 3: Grid protection requirements.
Battery systems and Stand-alone systems;
AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment (which covers Battery energy storage systems (BESSs) connected to power conversion equipment, PCE) AS 4086.1-1993 Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems – General requirements, (superseded AS 4086.2-1997 Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone systems – Installations and maintenance),
AS/NZS 4509.1:2009 (R2017) Stand-alone power systems – Safety and installations, AS/NZS 4509.2:2010 (R2017) Stand-alone power systems – System design.
AS/NZS 3011.1:2019 Electrical Installations – Secondary batteries installed in buildings – Vented cells, AS/NZS 2676.1:2020 Installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings – Vented cells, AS/NZS 3011.2:2019 Electrical Installations – Secondary batteries installed in buildings – Sealed cells, AS/NZS 2676.2:2020 Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in building – Sealed cells.
All applicable amendments when published for each standard, building codes, any applicable plumbing standards and Work-safe guidelines and procedures. The Clean Energy Council of Australia (CEC) accreditation requirements, guidelines and guidance notes for solar PV installations to claim the installation money under the REC scheme, run by The Energy Regulator of Australia.
Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) guidance notes, rulings and licence requirements for electrical work, The Supply Authority Service and Installation Rules 2019 (SIR’s) and amendments and The Victorian Electricity Supply Industry.
These are City Power, Ausnet, Powercor, Jemena and United Energy.
All these companies have faults and emergencies numbers when required.
The electrical supply and new connection requirements for all new or existing premises should be directed to the customer’s energy retailer through the correct and appropriate paperwork such as an electrical works request form (EWR). This is then followed up by phone calls for checking on the paper work and a phone call from the customer to open a new account when required.
A Certificate of electrical safety (COES) or commonly referred to as a CES may be required at the same time or later depending on the electrical situation and works involved.
We can help and assist with filling out of the paper work and advising on which electricity retailer to use to enable a quick and hassle free new connection arrangement and we recommend using email to submit forms.
A standard exemption can be for a minor alteration to a rule, standard installation practices and is usually obtained through Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) by applying to them, with a just and sound case for an exemption to a rule.
Certain criteria would then be placed on the installation work to adhere to.
Please Contact us to discuss examples of these.
There are three types, of certificates of electrical safety for electrical installation works.
I, the licensed electrical installation worker named above, who carried out the electrical installation work described above, certify that the electrical work has passed all the required tests and complies in all respects with the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009.
This also means that the work complies too all appropriate Australian and New Zealand standards, requirements, acts and codes such as, but not limited to AS/NZS 3000:2018.
You are signing a legal document stating all these facts and that you have successfully conducted all your required and mandatory tests for each installation.
We understand this takes a little bit of time to conduct all the required tests at the end of an electrical installation or service job, but we see no reason why the costs of installing, testing and supplying of a certificate of electrical safety are not divided up in the quote or invoice for the customer to see. This would enable you to explain issues such as electrical installation safety, licencing, your insurance requirements and their home or building insurance requirements, to do with all electrical work being carried out at the premises.
Safety of each person and property is always paramount and can only be assured with complete and proper installation, and testing methods conducted by licensed electricians and registered electrical contractors. We can assist with training and testing techniques and practices to improve your skills, speed and understanding of all your requirements in relation to the signing of a certificate of electrical safety.
“Energy Safe Victoria” defines work performed in domestic electrical situations as:
Domestic, Non-domestic and Construction sites definitions
We find that the traditional meanings of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial installations to still be very similar.
“Energy Safe Victoria” defines these situations as:
(1) Consumer’s mains, main earthing systems, consumer’s terminals connection devices, any supports for overhead service lines (including any poles) and those parts of the main switchboards that are related to the control of installations and the protection against the spread of fire ordinarily operated at low voltage or voltage exceeding low voltage.
If a main switch board or a replacement main switchboard ordinarily operated at low voltage or voltage exceeding low voltage is connected for the first time, any circuit protective devices, switch gear, control gear, circuit breakers and wiring of that main switchboard in place at the time that the items set out in paragraph (a) are inspected.
(2) Sub-mains, earthing system and any distribution boards ordinarily operated at low voltage or voltage exceeding low voltage related to the control of individual occupier’s portions of multiple installations.
If a distribution board ordinarily operated at low voltage or a voltage exceeding low voltage related to the control of individual occupier’s portion of a multiple installation, or a replacement distribution board related to the control of individual occupier’s portion of a multiple installation, is connected for the first time, any circuit protective devices, switch gear, control gear, circuit breakers and wiring systems of that distribution board in place at the time the items set out in paragraph (c) are inspected.
(3) Electrical equipment ordinarily operated at low voltage or a voltage exceeding low voltage installed in hazardous area and electrical equipment associated with the protection of a hazardous area but not installed within the hazardous area.
(4) High voltage installations, except high voltage equipment that is,
(a) Associated with an electric discharge lighting system, or
(b) Associated with X-Ray equipment, or
(c) Associated with high frequency equipment, or
(d) Associated with self-contained equipment supplied at low voltage.
(5) Electrical control and protection equipment ordinarily operated at low voltage or a voltage exceeding low voltage associated with standby generation or co-generation electricity supply systems.
(6) Electric fences used for security purposes but not including electric fences intended primarily for the containment of animals.
(7) Electrical installations comprising remote area power supplies with a rating exceeding 500-volt amperes not connected to a supply authority distribution system.
(8) Fixed electrical equipment operated at any voltage installed in patient areas
(9) Circuit protective devices, switch gear, control gear, wiring systems and accessories (other than fire detection and alarm systems) ordinarily operated at low voltage or a voltage exceeding low voltage installed to provide control and protection of passenger lifts, fire pumps (excluding pumps for hose reels where those reels are not the sole means of fire protection) and air handling systems intended to exhaust and control the spread of fire and smoke.
(10) A part 1 solution ordinarily operated at low voltage or a voltage exceeding low voltage installed in an electrical installation.
Types of non-prescribed electrical installation work:
All electrical work other than that listed above is non-prescribed work.
Electrical Inspectorate provides quality electrical inspections, consultations and tailored electrical solutions to industry and business across Melbourne and throughout Victoria, for all types of electrical premises covering all aspects of electrical systems and services.