Whilst maintenance of fixed wire electrical installations is a statutory requirement, the scope and frequency of maintenance is for individual interpretation, based on risk and the type of installation, property and how much usage the installation is exposed too.
The frequency of inspections and the scheduling of Fixed Wire Testing should be managed by the ‘duty-holder’ within your organisation. Risk will vary enormously from company to company, and your general risk assessment should cover electrical safety, taking into consideration the working environment, the age of the installation and overall electrical usage.
As part of a well managed maintenance programme, fixed wire components should be labelled, clearly identifying unique circuits. Evidence of faults or problems, together with remedial actions need to be reported.
This process will help your organisation to maintain high standards of electrical safety with respect to all of its Fixed Wire Testing requirements.