Fixed Wire Testing Service (EICR)
Fixed Wire Testing is the testing of the electrical installations within a building to ensure they are safe and compliant. Employers are legally required to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of their employees.
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 (eg 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 minimize disruption.
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.
Once testing is complete you will be issued with an electrical installation condition report. Also known as an EICR test. This report will outline any further works required to ensure the safety of the building fabric and occupants.
UK Safety Management are an electrical and fire safety servicing company, servicing both public and private sectors in fixed wire 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.
What steps are involved in Fixed Wire Testing?
We will send out 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.
How often should I get my wires checked?
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.
Is Fixed Wire Testing a legal requirement?
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.
At UK Safety Management we put the safety of your business first while providing an excellent service for your electrical and fire safety needs. 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.
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. 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.