Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

At UK Safety Management, we can complete comprehensive fixed wire testing as we strive to maintain the condition of electrical installations around the UK.


What is Fixed Wire Testing?

Fixed wire testing, also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is a process that checks the safety and compliance of electrical installations within a building. The procedure involves qualified engineers conducting a series of tests on each relevant distribution board, which may require each circuit to be isolated for a period. At UK Safety Management, we complete all fixed wire testing work with speed and efficiency so that our clients experience minimal disruption.

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Is Fixed Wire Testing a Legal Requirement?

Yes, fixed wire testing is a legal requirement to ensure the safety of a building and its occupants. It is part of health & safety regulations compliance and is often required by commercial insurance companies as well. Whenever we complete fixed wire testing on a site, we provide all of the relevant documentation to make sure that our clients have evidence of the test’s completion. You can depend on our staff to maintain the highest standards of safety on your site as they complete all fixed wire testing swiftly.

Who Is Responsible for an EICR Test?

While contractors, such as ours at UK Safety Management, are equipped to carry out an EICR test to the highest standard, the responsibility to ensure its completion lies with the property owner. This falls under the employer’s legal obligation to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of their employees. To avoid potential fines and penalties related to health & safety negligence, you must ensure that fixed wire testing is completed whenever it’s required.

Is Fixed Wire Testing Expensive?

Generally, in the UK, an EICR report costs anywhere between £125 and £300. The cost of an EICR test overall will depend on the size of your site and how many electrical installations you have in place. The more our team needs to test, the more expensive the EICR will be. Rest assured, we at UK Safety Management always strive to provide our clients with the most affordable solutions across all services.

Why is Fixed Wire Testing important?

Fixed wire testing is essential to ensure the safety of a building’s occupants and compliance with health and safety regulations. It identifies any potential electrical faults that could lead to dangerous situations like fires or electrocution. An EICR report issued after the test outlines any further work required to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. By having fixed wire testing carried out regularly, you can ensure that high standards of safety are maintained and that your appliances continue to work correctly.

How Often Should Fixed Wire Testing Be Carried Out?

The frequency of fixed wire testing depends on the type of premises. For industrial premises, the maximum time allowed between tests is three years. For retail outlets, commercial offices, or shops, testing should be done every five years. However, if the electrical installations are exposed to water or liquids, like in swimming pools or spa businesses, the testing needs to be carried out annually. You can always reach out to our experts if you’re unsure whether you need to have fixed wire testing carried out.

What our customers say

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“UK Safety Management is proud to be your go-to electrical and fire safety partner. We aim to safeguard people and property from the threat of workplace hazards. We’re trusted, reliable, knowledgeable, and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer care.”
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UK Safety Management MD