Fixed Wire Testing in London

WHAT

 

Fixed wire testing covers all the hard wiring in your premises, including your fuse board, Conduits, cabling, seals, sockets and switches which are all susceptible to damage from wear and tear.  

 

Fixed Wire Testing may also be referred to as - 

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) Formally PIR

Hard Wire Testing

Fuse board Testing

Fixed Testing

 

WHY

 

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 states that an employer has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that their employees (and others affected by their work) are safe.

 

​Over time unless an electrical installation is well looked after and maintained in a safe condition, it will deteriorate. This can lead to fires, injury or even death through electric shock or burns

 

The Health & Safety Executive state that, “The best way to find out if your electrical installation is safe is to have it inspected and tested by a person who is competent to do so”

WHEN 

As a guide, certain installations need testing at different times.  For full details see the frequency table

 

Max 5 years: Commercial premises such as schools, offices, shops, restaurants,

hotels, public houses

 

Max 3 years: Industrial locations, leisure complexes, theatres

 

Max 1 year: Caravan parks, marinas, swimming pools, launderettes

 

 

HOW

 

The inspection and test is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the latest edition of BS7671, often referred to as “The Wiring Regulations”

 

Office Compliance Management is approved with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NIC EIC)

 

There are essentially three elements to the work:

 

• Inspection

• Test

• Report

 

The inspection comprises of a comprehensive visual inspection of the electrical fixed wiring installation.

 

The test would normally comprise of earth continuity, insulation resistance, polarity, earth

fault loop impedance, functional tests of RCDs and operation of overcurrent circuit breakers, isolators and switching devices.

 

A report will be produced using industry-leading software identifying the installation details, the inspection and test schedule, any observations regarding the condition of the installation and the results of all tests carried out.

 

Any faults will be flagged up on page 2 of the report and listed with a priority rating C1-C3 or FI (Further Investigation required) These figures refer to the following status:

 

C1 – Danger present: Risk of injury- immediate remedial action required

C2 – Potentially dangerous-urgent remedial action required

C3 – Improvement required.

FI - Further investigation required

 

A quotation for any remedial works highlighted from the testing will be provided with the report.

"A huge thanks again Tony for getting your engineer sorted for next week and talking me through the logistics of "Fixed Wire Testing"!!!"

 

Group operations manager

“Office Compliance managed the Fixed Wire Testing for my building and I was very pleased with the service from beginning to end.  Punctual, efficient and cost sensitive.  What I feared would be a very disruptive day instead ran very smoothly.  I would recommend them”.

 

Office Manager and PA to CEO

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