Our aim is to work with you, our customer, to understand your needs and offer individually tailored solutions, allowing you to focus on your core business. Equally, our consultancy teams would be happy to work alongside your consultants and design teams where we can fill skill gaps and offer our specialist knowledge, application and design skills to get the best from Barrington’s products and services.

Our quality consultancy teams have many years experience in MV/LV electrical distribution in large/small sites and building services engineering, advising and working with architects, consultants, facility managers, contractors, manufacturers, retailers and many more. Our customers have benefited from our recommendations, by achieving the most efficient solution from the outset thus avoiding unnecessary time delays and unplanned costs.

Working within Industrial environments takes specialist knowledge and skills. Barrington Technology Limited draw from their knowledge gained through twenty years of trading to ensure that your industrial electrical requirements are completely fulfilled to expected standards and within budget and time constraints.

Barrington’s have provided services to the farming communities of Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent for a number of years now. From simple lighting work through to three phase supplies for milking machinery or industrial refrigeration units, we have tackled it all with the same professional approach applied to all our working projects.

Correct lighting in an office environment is essential. Barrington’s pride themselves in having an extensive range of lighting units offering style at competitive costs. From Standard Fluorescent units with CAT II diffusers to down-lighters and spots the range available is comprehensive and efficient – meeting all British and EEC regulations

New Installations
Working from architect plans or providing the designs ourselves Barrington’s offer you the hassle free route to completion of your new installation. We will advise where we think appropriate and work along side other contractors/suppliers to ensure that the work flow is maintained at a smooth and efficient rate.

Replacing old for new or upgrading existing circuits to take heavier loads? Barrington Technology Limited will provide the informed advice you need and then get the work completed quickly and efficiently. All work undertaken is completed to BS7671 standards and certified on completion.

Ring Mains
Ring mains are the core of any electrical supply set-up in the commercial or home environment. Barrington’s professionally trained, qualified electrical engineers can build from scratch or place additions to your supply in the sound knowledge that the work is being completed to the required health and safety standards.

Over 25% of fires start from electrical problems. Whether this is faulty appliances (see our PAT testing service) or from failing circuitry Barrington’s are able to provide a testing service that will offer you the reassurances that your domestic, commercial or agricultural environment is as safe as it could be from electrical faults.

PAT Testing Services
Do you own, manage or work in any of the environments below?

* Offices
* Hotels, Guest Houses
* Schools
* Public buildings
* Constructions sites
* Restaurants
* Landlords
* Shops
* Other public accommodation inc. Leasing
* Tourist centres
* Industrial premises
* Nursery schools
* Fitness centres
* Letting agents

* Any business with staff and/or members of the public who have access to portable appliances

If so then it’s a legal requirement that all electrical portable appliances are maintained in a good safe working order. That is why you need Barrington’s Portable Appliance Testing service.

Health & Safety Regulations
Portable Electrical Appliance Testing was introduced so that all places of work and accommodation, large or small, conform to the Electricity at Work Regulations, introduced in April 1990 under The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974.

Portable Appliance Testing (commonly referred to as PAT testing) is an important part of any health & safety policy. The Health & Safety Executive statistics show 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:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The Legal Requirements for the Inspection and Testing of Portable Electrical Appliances.

The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is :-

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974,
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999,
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989,
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self employed.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state: "Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:

(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst at work, and
(b) the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking."

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 state: "Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for which it is provided."

The PUWER 1998 covers most risks that can result from using work equipment. With respect to risks from electricity, compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 is likely to achieve compliance with the PUWER 1998.

PUWER 1998 only applies to work equipment used by workers at work. This includes all work equipment (fixed, transportable or portable) connected to a source of electrical energy. PUWER does not apply to fixed installations in a building. The electrical safety of these installations is dealt with only by the Electricity at Work Regulations.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state:
"All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger."

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger."

“System' means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be, electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment"

“Electrical Equipment' includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy."

Scope of the legislation:
It is clear that the combination of the HSW Act 1974, the PUWER 1998 and the EAW Regulations 1989 apply to all electrical equipment used in, or associated with, places of work. The scope extends from distribution systems down to the smallest piece of electrical equipment.

Failure to Comply Penalties
The following information was obtained from our local Health and Safety Authority

Prosecution of business duty holders who fail to comply could result in the following:-

  • If the case goes through a sheriff court: A fine of up to £20,000.

  • If the case goes through a high court because of indictment: The fine is UNLIMITED and a maximum prison sentence of TWO YEARS.

In either of the above cases there is provision for an additional penalty for each day that the offence continues.

Inspecting and Testing

Domestic and Commercial
All our electrical work is fully inspected and tested with the relevant BS7671 certificates issued on completion of work. Our services also include Periodic Inspection and Testing of existing electrical installations for both the domestic and commercial market. Also if you require a Periodic Inspection and Testing Report for insurance purposes, with us being a member of SELECT, your insurance company will be more than happy for us to carry out the report.

More information on Periodic Inspection and Testing can be found below.

We are also one of the south east’s most active companies carrying out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) for businesses, letting and estate agents.
For full details of our PAT Testing Service, please follow the link

Inspecting and Testing Certificates
Wiring Regulations stipulate that on the completion of all electrical installation work carried out by electrical contractors, whether this be a complete rewire or the addition of a socket outlet or lighting point:-
Electrical Installation, Electrical Completion or Minor Work Certificate should be provided to the customer which proves that the electrical work has been carried out and inspected and tested to current installation and safety standards. Stirling Electrical Services provide full detailed certificates on all such work carried out.

Periodic Inspection and Testing
We carry out hundreds of Periodic Inspection and Testing Reports on existing electrical installations per year, please see the below information for more guidance on this subject.

No electrical installation, no matter how carefully designed and erected, can be expected to last forever. Deterioration will take place due to age as well as due to normal wear and tear. With this in mind, the Regulations require regular inspection and testing to take place so that the installation can be maintained in a good and a safe condition. It is now a requirement of the Regulations that the installation user should be informed of the need for periodic testing, and the date on which the next test is due. A notice, fixed at or near the origin of the installation, must state the required intervals between periodic inspections and tests."

Accessories, switchgear etc should be carefully examined for signs of overheating. Structural changes may have impaired the safety of an installation, as may have changes in the use of space. The use of extension leads must be discouraged, if only because of the relatively high loop impedance they introduce.

It is important to appreciate that the regular inspection and testing of all electrical installations is a requirement of the Electricity at Work Regulations. The time interval concerned will, of course, depend on the type of installation and on the way in which it is used. The table below shows the suggested intervals between periodic tests and inspections.

Suggested intervals between
periodic tests and inspections
Type of installation Maximum period between inspections

Domestic premises

10 years

Commercial premises

5 years

Educational establishments

5 years


5 years

Industrial premises

3 years


1 year*


5 years

Leisure complexes

1 year

Places of public entertainment

1 year

Theatres, etc.

1 year*

Agricultural and horticultural

3 years


3 years

Caravan sites

1 year*

Emergency lighting

3 years

Fire alarm systems

1 year


1 year*

Petrol filling stations

1 year*

Public Houses

5 years


1 Year

Highway power supplies

6 years

Temporary installation

3 months

Where maximum periods are marked *
there is a legal requirement for retests at these intervals

Barrington Technology Limited has many years experience carrying out maintenance work for the domestic and commercial customer. Our clients include letting agents, nationwide housing associations, estate agents, tourist information centres, building contractors and domestic household customers.

We can provide maintenance contracts on request and also organise full electrical maintenance schedules for your premises this includes Portable Appliance Testing and Circuit Integrity checking.

Fault Finding
As per our Maintenance Service, electricians employed with Barrington Technology Limited have many years experience in electrical fault finding. Electricity is a powerful but dangerous tool in everybody's daily life, but from time to time, especially if you’re electrical installation is not properly maintained and tested, things can and will go wrong.

Whether it be a blown fuse, a light that wont work, tripping circuit breaker or a faulty electric heater, Barrington’s are only a telephone call or an email* away from solving your electrical issues. Unlike other companies and trades, if you call us out to fault find, our prices are very competitive and will have no hidden or expensive call out charges.

* - our website and email service is monitored 24 hours per day.