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Fire Wire Testing (EICR)


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Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

Fixed wire testing (EICR) involves periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations, systems and circuits to ensure they are safe to use and therefore compliant with law.

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Your electrical safety is critical, therefore the law states that in order to comply with the Electrical Safety at Work Act 1989,  you must be able to prove that your commercial building is safe and compliant. This requires an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

As well as abiding by the law, you will also need to provide evidence to insurers that your premises is safe and compliant too. This can only be achieved by having your Fixed Wire Testing completed by a qualified professional electrical safety expert.

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That would be us, with nearly 20 years experience of delivering critical electrical maintenance services nationwide, we are well equipped to provide support to you and your premises!

We offer a whole new approach to supporting you with your electrical safety needs, ensuring a professional job with a personable approach.

Why you NEED Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 place a “duty of care” on employers and landlords to properly maintain electrical fittings, systems, circuits, as well as electrical equipment. 


Not to be mistaken for PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) which focuses on the testing of smaller 'movable' electrical items, Fixed Wire Testing involves the testing and inspection of the electrical fittings and systems that make up an electrical infrastructure, a good example being a distribution board.


Fixed Wire Testing is a crucial element of the preventative maintenance for any business, as wires can deteriorate over time and very quickly become unsafe and non compliant.

To ensure that you do comply, you need a competent, qualified professional to deliver this service for you.

Without ensuring that Fixed Wire Testing has been carried out, you are putting other lives in danger, it's as simple as that.

Are you willing to cut corners and put lives at risk?

Of course not, therefore you will want to seek professional guidance as soon as possible, if you haven't already.

Did you know?

Fixed Wire Testing may sometimes also be referred to as the following:

Electrical Installation Condition Reporting - EICR - Periodic Inspection and Testing - Hard Wire Testing - Test & Inspection - Fixed Testing - Periodic Testing - Electrical Testing

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If we find any defects during our testing, we will always report these formally, and should you wish to use us, we will then arrange for further remedial works to be completed at your preferred time and date

The 4 Stages of your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Check out the steps below to see what’s involved in keeping your premises safe and legally compliant when it comes to your building’s electrical infrastructure:


Brief & Survey:

We’ll listen to your needs to understand your building. We will carry out a building survey if needed and/or work off previous EICR reports to help us understand the circuits you require testing


Time for Testing: 

We’ll get you booked in for your inspection at a time and date which suits you. This will be carried out in accordance and compliance with BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations.

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Your Report: 

Following your inspection, we’ll issue you with your report. It will be valid until the date your next Fixed Wiring Test is due. If any remedial work is needed, we’ll propose a plan of action for you.



You’ll have access to our 24/7 support line. That’s right – we’re not just there for you once every 5 years (or whenever your Fixed Wire Test is due) – we’ve always got your back.

How often do I need Fixed Wire Testing?

Understanding the frequency of Fixed Wire Testing

Frequency of testing will vary, based on a number of different determining factors. The type of workplace, number of occupants, the type of electrical setup and how dependent you are on electricity and electrical equipment in general will usually have the most significance.

In more critical potentially hazardous environments such as leisure centre swimming pools, petrol stations and launderettes, it is advised that Fixed Wire Testing be delivered every year. 

Cinemas are slightly different, with an advisory 1 - 3 years for Fixed Wire Testing to be carried out.

Fixed Wire Testing every 5 years is the recommended frequency for the generally less critical environments such as commercial offices, retailers, schools, hotels, public housing and restaurants. 

Operating in all sectors and differing working environments






Our clientele is extremely diverse and that's what we love about our work. No two workplaces are the same, even when concerning the same business. Each site has its own unique quirks and differences. It is about adapting to the specific site requirements and adjusting our work to fit the every day functionality of the workplace we are present at, which we have great experience in.

Why Protest ES Ltd are the electrical safety guru's that you need! (And so much more...)

Alongside our team of professional commercial electricians and estimators we also have our fire safety experts too.

What sets us apart is our ability to deliver electrical compliance AND fire safety solutions in one visit due to the vast knowledge and expertise of all our onsite teams.


We operate on a nationwide scale, delivering services in all parts of the UK, never sacrificing quality for location. Instead, delivering a local touch wherever we are. 

Fixed Wire Testing is a Legal Responsibility

If you do not carry out Fixed Wire Testing you are breaching the following regulations:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Electricity at Work Regulations Act 1989

Mangement of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

Just some of the clients that we've worked with

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