Fixed Wire Testing

Fixed Wire Testing involves testing the systems that conduct electricity around a building.

Fixed Wire Testing is a legal requirement for any organisation - keeping you and everyone who works at or visits your workplace safe.

Previously known as Periodic Testing or Periodic Inspection, Fixed Wire Testing checks the safety of your electrical systems or installations in all buildings and sites and must be conducted by a competent and suitably qualified person.

After a fixed wire inspection, you will be issued with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). A satisfactory EICR report ensures that you are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

Electrical Testing Frequency

The frequency of fixed wire or periodic testing must be determined taking into account the installations use and operation and the external influences to which it is subjected.

For instance, testing in an office is typically every five years whereas testing in a leisure complex is typically every three years whilst a swimming pool would require annual inspection. This is because an electrical installation exposed to a wet environment will most likely deteriorate quicker than one in a dry environment.

Larger companies or those with multiple sites often choose to test part of the site at a time (eg 20% per year for a 5 year frequency, or 33% per year for a 3 year frequency) in order to spread the cost and minimise disruption.

Minimising Disruption

Whilst Fixed Wire Testing is being conducted, there is a requirement for parts of the installation to be isolated for periods of time. It is often advisable to perform testing out of hours so that disruption to employees, customers or guests can be kept to a minimum. Intersafe offers out of hours testing at no additional cost, and with a dedicated team leader on site, we ensure lines of communication are kept open at all times.

In addition, Intersafe are experienced at working within complex organisations ranging from sensitive cleanroom environments to heavy duty manufacturing plants, highly confidential defence sectors to high-end hotels and luxury spas.

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Intersafe will complete any remedial work required by the EICR in order to gain a satisfactory report and acheive electrical complaince.

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