Electrical equipment which has been poorly maintained poses a huge risk to employee safety. Faulty leads and appliances are one of the main causes of fires in businesses, so it’s vital that any electrical work is carried properly and according to regulations.
Fixed wire testing is one way to ensure appliances and their wiring have both been installed correctly.
Fixed wire testing tests the systems which carry electricity around a building or warehouse. You might also have heard it being called Periodic Testing or Periodic Examination in the past.
Fixed wire testing is a legal requirement for all businesses and ensures a safe environment for both staff and visitors. Testing is carried out to check for overloaded circuits, faults with power outlets, and other potential shock or fire hazards.
How often an organisation requires a fixed wire testing examination depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the building and the amount of electricity the organisation is likely to use.
As a general rule, offices are required to be inspected around every five years and its not uncommon for larger organisations to test one part of the premises at a time to spread costs and disruption.
Once fixed wire testing has been completed by a trained and qualified electrical engineer, the organisation is produced with what is known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR, showing that the examination has been carried out according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Here at Company Image, we have an expert team of electrical engineers, all of whom are qualified to perform fixed wire testing for all organisations. Our engineers all work to keep disruption as minimal as possible, and will:
We believe in complete transparency in our work and will always ensure a thorough examination of all systems.
Based in Leicestershire, our engineers carry out fixed wire testing all across the East Midlands. We work to reduce any interference to our customers, completing examinations at a time to suit them and in a timely manner.
However, we always ensure complete safety at all times and carry out our processes in line with the latest in health & safety regulations. We also provide a completely clear quote for the work we carry out and strive for the best possible service.
Our engineers are on hand when you need them, so to arrange a fixed wire test examination for your organisation, contact our team on 01530 267 106.