EVSE Inspection &Testing

EVSE Inspection & Testing

Welcome to the world of EVSE inspection and testing. With projections indicating a staggering increase to around 2 million private and 300,000 public charging stations in the UK by 2030, the EVSE market is undergoing rapid growth. This surge brings forth new technologies, evolving safety standards, and dynamic regulatory demands, making thorough inspection and testing paramount.


Research indicates that at any given time, approximately 24% of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is not functioning properly, with a startling discovery that eight out of ten installations are incorrect. This discrepancy often neglects inspection and testing standards, posing risks beyond just unreliable charging. Lack of proper documentation further leaves owners vulnerable legally.

A recent inspection highlighted that all mechanical interlocks for a particular brand of EVSE did not engage when energised. This left members of the public being able to disconnect with the charging lead live.

What is our EVSE Inspection and Testing service?

  • Highly experienced Guardian Electrical Inspectors safely and objectively carrying out inspection and testing with independence from manufacturers or installers.
  • Evidence of EVSE Inspection and Testing records in compliance with EAWR 1989 and BS7671.
  • Industry leading bespoke EVSE reports identifying if your charge points meet the current regulations in a rapidly evolving sector.
  • Fixed cost I&T programmes over 1,3 or 5 years to enable duty holders to have complete budgetary and compliance control over their assets.
  • Reports available on TraQ-it, the industry’s only real time interactive website.
  • Access to Guardian’s in-house EVSE consultancy services for future upgrades, feasibility studies and advice on installations.

Inspection & Testing Frequency: What is it?

It is recommended that the I&T take place every 12 months, though this may change depending on how the system is used.  Our EVSE reports have been designed with BS7671 in mind.  The reports are familiar format and they use the same language.  Observations highlighted will be coded in the same manner as an EICR and the BS7671 regulation number added.  The industry leading report is then uploaded to our interactive website, TraQ-it,  so you have full visibility of your EVSE assets.  It delivers accurate, up-to-date, and consolidated records, as well as a version history.  The service line we offer is specifically designed for periodic inspection and testing of EVSEs using specialist equipment, which also takes into account other scenarios and situations.  In EVSE reports, all results are listed according to BS7671 standards using the same language as EICRs.  Our team can assist you in establishing your electric vehicle supply equipment’s ongoing inspections and testing requirements, with industry-leading testing certificates for each charge point.

Guardian Inspection & Testing covers Modes 1, 2 & 3 equipment.  The EVSE will be inspected and tested in accordance with BS7671, the IET Code of Practice for the Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation 5th Edition, and In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th edition.  The statutory requirements of Regulations 4(1) & 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 & PUWER 1998 will also be completed.  

We're happy to help, contact us today...