Fixed Wire Testing?
Fixed Wire / Electrical Installation / EICR Periodic Testing determines if your electrical installation is safe and compliant with current Electricity at Work Regulations.
How often do I need our electrical systems tested?
Depending on what your business is, it is usually between 1-5 years with some exceptions. The EICR validity times are as follows for several business types:
- Commercial/Retail – 5 years
Industrial – 3 years
- Hospitals with Theatre – 1 year
- Leisure – 1 year
- Construction – 3 months
- Education – 5 years
- Cinema/Theatre – 1 year
What is Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing?
A Portable Appliance is a movable appliance which connects to a power supply by a plug and socket.
PAT testing is usually carried out once every twelve months.
Remedial services will address any issues highlighted in your testing, and are categorised as the following:
- C1 – ‘Danger Present’. Risk of injury.
Immediate remedial action required.
- C2 – ‘Potentially Dangerous’.
- C3 – ‘Improvement Recommended’.
- FI – ‘Further investigation required without delay’.
What are my responsibilities?
Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, employers have a “legal responsibility to protect those working or using their premises”. Failure to identify and effectively minimise risks with your electrical systems, can lead to unnecessary costs, serious disruption and even injury.
Fixed Wire / Periodic Testing will determine if your electrical installation is safe and compliant with current Electricity at Work Regulations.
Fixed Wire Testing should be carried out between three and five year intervals depending on your establishment type.
For any other questions regarding any of your responsibilities, or any of our services, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
We label ourselves as testing and compliance specialists.
Therefore, we can offer a variety of testing and maintenance services including:
- Fixed Wire Testing
- Portable Appliance Testing
- Remedial Works
- Emergency Light Testing
- Fire Extinguisher Testing
- Load Monitoring
- Thermographic Surveys