Electrical Testing

Electrical Testing

Electrical Fixed Wire Testing is a process that inspects and assesses a company’s electrical installation.

Sometimes referred to as Hard Wire Testing or Periodic Inspection, Electrical condition report, the purpose is to ensure the safe supply and use of electricity throughout a business, and that the electrical installation complies with Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Recent legislations are coming into force regarding electrical testing and we will update our page when this becomes transparent.

What does Fixed Wire Testing cover?

A Fixed Wire Test, or Periodic Inspection, Commercial electrical condition report is designed to assess the condition of an existing electrical installation and identify deficiencies within the electrical installation and a report is produced at the time of the installation by the engineer. This includes all of the equipment required to distribute electrical power safely from its source to the areas it is needed to power equipment.

The list of components could include:

  • Hard wiring and connections
  • Distribution boards and switchboards
  • Fuses, circuit breakers and RCDs
  • Lighting socket outlets
  • Led lighting
  • Fixed wiring
  • Air conditioning
  • Fixed plant
  • Access and control gear

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Please upload an image of your Fuse Box and we can advise if you may possibly require a rewire due to the age of the fuse box.

Once we receive your enquiry we will call you back and offer friendly advice over the phone and if required carry out a free visual survey on the installation.

Alternatively we can carry out a video chat to survey the installation

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What will a Fixed Wire Test provide?

The primary purpose of a Fixed Wire Test is to check the installation meets National Safety Standards for electrical installations, and to ensure that those who operate electrically powered equipment or machinery at work are protected. This also checks if the installation has had any unsafe DIY works carried out over the life of the electrical installation, specifically that means controlling risks such as:

  • Overloads on electrical circuits or equipment.
  • Electric shock and fire hazards from installation faults.
  • Defective DIY electrical work.
  • Lack of earthing or bonding.
  • Incorrectly installed equipment or safety devices.
  • Employers are responsible for the health and safety of its people, and failure to protect them is a criminal offence.

If you would like any further advice or have any issues with your electrical installation, upload pictures of your issues and one of our team will assist you at Electric-call servicesElectrical safety and regulations governing fixed wiring is covered by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAW), and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is clear that fixed wiring must be maintained in the workplace to prevent danger.

As a basic process, fixed wire testing can be a relatively quick visual check of the electrical installation, from source to outlet.

Here at Electric-call services we can carry out the whole process start to finish, minimising power disruption.

Nevertheless, scope can be broadened to provide additional measures that may protect a business and its workforce from the potential hazards of a non-compliant installation.

Scope can be set to include:

  • Appraisal and risk assessment
  • Survey and system test (earthing, polarity & layout)
  • Review of documentation
  • Visual check of accessible components
  • Labelling and circuit identification
  • Functions testing of components
  • Thermographic testing for defects or hot spots
  • Reporting, test results and action summary
  • Full handover overview once the testing procedure has been carried out

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.

If you would like help with your Periodic Inspections or Fixed Wire Testing requirements, talk to Electric-call services and we can help maintain your installation frequently.

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