Fixed Wire Testing (EICR) Services

Employers are legally required to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of their employees. Fixed Wire Testing ensures that the electrical installations within a building are safe and compliant.

UK Safety Management is an electrical and fire safety servicing company, servicing both public and private sectors in fixed wire electrical testing, cable testing, electrical maintenance and fire testing procedures. We are specialised in minimising the disruption to your business while planning effective testing methods for your company. 

We are an NICEIC approved company with a team of fully qualified electricians working throughout the UK to carry out this service to British Standard (BS 7671).


Our Fixed Wire Testing Process

Our fixed wire testing procedure is carried out by one or more qualified engineers to be on-site during the fixed wire testing – if that is what your business requires. Our highly skilled team will carry out a number of fixed wire tests according to our electrical installation testing procedures on each relevant distribution board, which will often call for each circuit to be isolated for a period of time, but don’t worry, we’ll try to make as little impact on your day-to-day operations as possible.

UK Safety Management will work alongside your business to identify the potential disturbances to your customers, employees, students or neighbours so we can develop a schedule to carry out our fixed testing.

Once testing is complete, you will be issued an electrical installation condition report, also known as an EICR. This report will outline any further works required to ensure the safety of the building fabric and occupants.

Is Fixed Wire Testing a Legal Requirement?

Under fixed wire testing regulations, it is a legal requirement to arrange fixed wire testing to keep your building and occupants safe.

An EICR or fixed wire testing or installation service will show that your business is compliant with various health and safety regulations and will also ensure that your business is compliant with the safety regulations of most commercial insurance companies. 

At UK Safety Management, we can provide your business with detailed EICR reports, which you can store if you’d prefer or share with other people in the business. We put the safety of your business first while providing an excellent service for your electrical and fire safety needs. 

How Often Should Fixed Wire Testing Be Carried Out?

If you work on industrial premises then the maximum time allowed between fixed wire tests and checks is 3 years. If however, you have a retail outlet, commercial office or a shop, the maximum time between electrical testing and fixed wire testing is 5 years. 

Fixed wire testing will be required to be carried out by an engineer on a yearly basis if your electrical installations are exposed to water or liquids. For instance, swimming pools or spa businesses will need to get their wires tested at least once a year to comply with regulations. 

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

Larger companies often choose to test part of the site at a time (e.g. 20% per year for a 5-year frequency, or 33% per year for a 3-year fixed wire testing frequency) in order to spread the cost and minimise disruption.

UK Safety Management Remedial Works

At UK Safety Management, we offer free quotes for any remedial works at your property or premises. If one of our expert engineers finds anything that needs to be rectified, we offer a free no-obligation quote for this. 

Fill out our fixed wire testing quote form below and receive a phone call detailing the next steps for your business. We look forward to hearing from you.

This service is available on all the services that we offer, so feel free to speak to your expert advisor today, or contact us on 0844 800 4180.

Our Accreditations


A qualified engineer will be on-site to carry out fixed wire testing and will perform tests on the relevant distribution boards. Each circuit will need to be isolated for a period of time but we always aim to cause as little disruption to you as possible.

We will also work with you to identify potential disturbances and create a schedule that works for you and your business, to carry out future fixed wire testing.

Every 3 to 5 years. For industrial premises, the longest period you can go without fixed wire testing is 3 years, but for retail stores this is 5 years. If your electrical installations are exposed to water, such as spas and swimming pools, this will need to be done annually.

Fixed wire testing is the process of checking all electrical installations in a building, to make sure they are safe and adhere to regulations. Testing is carried out by qualified professionals that check all kinds of appliances, from plugs and lights to distribution boards.

Yes. As of July 2020, landlords are now responsible for electrical installations in their properties and as of April 2021, all existing tenancies will require an EICR report.

This means that all landlords will need to have an electrical installation condition report for new and existing contracts, as they are solely responsible for them.

Yes. Fixed wire testing needs to be carried out by law, in order to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act and the Electricity at Work Regulations.

These regulations state that employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees, so need to ensure all electrical circuits and appliances are safe to use.

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