Fixed Wire Testing

Fixed Wire Testing is a form of electrical testing which involves testing the installations that conduct electricity around a building. After a fixed wire test has been completed, an EICR (Electrical Inspection Condition Report) is issued.

Intersafe - Fixed Wire Testing Specialists UK

Intersafe are a leading Fixed Wire Testing company in the UK. We employ qualified, experienced engineers based in a number of locations across the South of England enabling us to provide electrical testing and inspection services to a wide area.

We specialise in providing bespoke testing schedules to minimise disruption to your business operations. We particularly focus on colleges, universities, schools, large industrial or manufacturing units as well as confidential units such as defence and specialist environments including labs and sensitive clean rooms.

What is involved in Fixed Wire Testing?

When you request a quote for Fixed Wire Testing, our sales manager will conduct a site survey in order to understand exactly what you need in order to provide the most accurate quote.

During Fixed Wire Testing, there is a requirement for parts of the installation to be isolated for periods of time. Intersafe can identify where customers, guests, patients, students or employees may be affected and we will develop a testing scheduled with you to minimise impact, which might include providing testing outside of your core business hours or during scheduled periods of downtime. This bespoke testing service is offered at no extra cost.

Intersafe engineers are highly qualified and DBS checked. They are used to working within complex testing environments from sensitive cleanroom laboratories to heavy duty manufacturing plants, as well highly confidential defence sectors and high-end hotels and luxury spas and you can trust they will conduct the testing with minimal disruption.

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Is Fixed Wire Testing a Legal Obligation?

Also known as Periodic Testing or Periodic Inspection, Hardwire testing or an EICR, Fixed Wire Testing ensures you are compliant with numerous Health & Safety regulations.

Fixed electrical testing checks the safety of the electrical systems and installations in all buildings and sites and must be conducted by a competent and suitably qualified person. Each installation is assessed against the standards set out in the latest version of BS7671, also known as the IET Wiring Regulations.

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

Intersafe offer detailed reports which you can view, download or share with colleagues via our secure cloud based Client Portal.

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Why Trust Intersafe

Intersafe is a specialist electrical contractor and employs salaried engineers to conduct your testing, qualified to a minimum City & Guilds 2382-10 and 2391-01 or equivalent

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We are Industry Approved

Electrical Testing - How often is it required?

The required frequency of fixed wire testing is determined based on the installations' use, the operating environment and external influences to which it might be subjected. Guideline testing intervals for different types of organisation are set out within the latest Electrical Standards (currently BS7671:18th Edition).

Fixed wire testing in a commercial office is typically every five years whereas testing in a leisure complex is typically every three years whilst a spa or swimming pool would require annual inspection. An electrical installation exposed to a wet environment will most likely deteriorate quicker than one in a dry environment and therefore the testing is required on a more frequent basis. In addition to the stated intervals, an appropriately competent person should perform visual interim checks.

Larger companies or those with multiple sites may choose to test part of the site at a time for example, for a 5-year testing frequency, 20% could be tested each year, or 33% each year for a 3-year frequency. This can help spread the cost and minimise disruption. As long as the entire installation is tested within the required testing interval, it is ok to spread the testing in this way.

Other Services

Remedial Work

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

PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a Health & Safety requirement for any organisation. This involves the testing of any portable appliances, machinery or equipment.

Thermal Imaging

Using thermal imaging, our engineers can accurately identify existing faults with an electrical installation, as well as predict potential future issues that could save lives.