Our expert engineers provide fixed wire testing across the northwest to make sure that businesses just like yours stay safe. We do it because its part of our job. You do it to keep your people and your property safe, to maintain your insurance and stay compliant within the law.
All of your electrical equipment must be fit for purpose and the only way you’ll know that it is, will be to have regular check ups by a NICEIC registered electrical engineer.
The testing involves a combination of visual inspections and electrical tests using meters on all electrical systems in the buildings and that means the hard wiring and all fixed equipment including air conditioning, lighting, distribution boards, the main panels and of course, socket outlets.
An experienced and qualified engineer carrying out the testing will visit your site(s) to inspect and test your electrical systems. Initially they will be looking to correctly identify all circuits in an installation by checking a combination of circuit labelling and previous test information. Where necessary they will also carry out circuit tracing.
Some disruption on the site(s) is inevitable during the fixed wire testing due to the absolute necessity of disconnecting electrical circuits at various times during the testing. For this reason careful planning and time management is important and in practice, testing is often best performed outside of normal working hours.
In any event, the engineer will aim to identify electric shock risks and fire hazards as well as categorise any deficiencies against relevant safety standards and issue you with a certificate if your test has been successful so that you can prove that your organisation has had the inspection.
The results and extent of fixed testing will be recorded on an Electrical Installation Condition Report and it must include the extent of the work, any limitations, details of defects and dangerous conditions, and schedules of inspections and test results.
Immediately dangerous conditions should be rectified or reported without delay to the relevant duty holder. Other recommendations and observations should be reported using a numbering system to indicate the severity of each observation and it’s at this point you will be concerned about receiving non-compliances.
Now you know what fixed wiring test is about, you’ll need to know the costs involved for your properties and the best way to find out is by speaking to one of engineers.
Please contact the office on 0333 577 0290