About Us

Electrical Testing was incorporated in 1990, but our experience and skills were founded on the career of Alan Hobbs.

A former SAP within London Electricity, it was Alan’s entrepreneurial mind that led to the creation of Electrical Testing and his patented product, the dipstik®. With software for client reporting written in house and several electricians all trained by Alan to electrically and structurally test lighting columns, he had the building blocks for success and Electrical Testing grew from strength to strength. 

Today, working for local authorities and contractors the length and breadth of Great Britain, we provide a wide range of highway services. Employing just over a sixty staff, we have established a reputation as the leading testing house in the street lighting industry.

In 2011, we became one of the first ICPs (Independent Connection Providers) to gain NERS status (National Electricity Registration Scheme), which is run by Lloyds on behalf on the DNOs. We created ICP Solutions, our internal jointing division, which focuses on internal training of our own staff into highly skilled jointers. We operate  14 jointing and civils crews across the South East of the UK and are approved across of scopes of LV activity including design.

Quality staff training has always been a key element in the growth of Electrical Testing so managing director, Simon Hobbs, created our ETL Training department. Our purpose built training centre enables us to train and upskill our own staff on site to the very highest standards. The success of this venture branched out into training our clients staff too. Today, we are the only government approved Highway Electrical Apprenticeship Provider and a City and Guilds, Lantra and HESA approved training centre. 

Electrical Testing Today

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Health & Safety Comes First! Working across the highways of the UK puts our operatives at risk, so our systems, training, PPE and attitude are all geared towards making our staff as safe as possible. Our Switch To Safety innovative was recognised by the HEA in 2011 but we didn't stop there. Our focus is 100% on operative safety through the delivery of toolbox talks, supervision and client engagement to make everyday an accident free day.

Innovative Solutions

All office and site applications are written in house through our IT department. This dedicated department gives us the flexibility to create and adapt software according to our and our clients needs.

Easyweb 5 and ICP Solutions are web based portals that give our clients instant access to their test results along with pictures, mapping and certification. We also import into our clients Asset Management systems where possible.