Fixed Wire Testing is something that isn’t negotiable. It is required, by law, that you do it regularly – but just how often? The actual frequency of how often you test is dependent on your business type and can be as often as every year up to every five years.
Fixed Wire Testing is also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR Report). It is a tool that makes sure you are compliant with workspace safety legislation, keeping your business and staff as safe as possible. It is a test that checks whether your electrical installations and circuits are fitted correctly and are in line with the latest wiring regulations.
A handful of factors determine how often you require an EICR as a business. These are:
- The kind of electrical installation
- How often the installation is used
- Any external influences
A Fixed Wire Test includes performing visual inspections and electrical tests on the various systems in your building. However, this can often be done outside of regular working hours so that it does not disrupt your employees and customers. All inspections allow us to produce a detailed EICR, which is essentially an assessment of your electrical installations. Here, you will receive recommendations on moving forward and resolving any issues.
If you are a business, it is vital to take note of the maximum period allowed between tests. You must not exceed this.