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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.
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
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
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.
Electrical Remedial Works
Once initial Fixed Wire Testing (EICR) has been provided, repairs to the electrical installations in question will likely be required, these are the electrical remedial works and they are a legal requirement.
As stated by the law, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR) places a legal responsibility on employers and employees, as duty holders, to ensure that electrical systems used at work under their control are safe.
With this in mind, having your remedial works carefully planned out and executed is essential.
Once you have had the required Fixed Wire Testing / Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) completed by a qualified electrician, you can expect to be presented with the findings of those various inspections and testing.
Logging your findings
It is likely that there will be a Code 1 and or Code 2 located on the premises, which, by law, require immediate care.
Evidence of the completion of work needs to be logged, to guarantee that you are legally covered.
We ensure that any outstanding corrective work is completed in a timely manner, as well as proceeding to update records accordingly too.
Control and prevention
Duty holders have a legal responsibly to uphold, so must ensure that electrical systems used at their place of work are safe.
If an electrical hazard or incident were to occur and it is found that you are not compliant from a legal stance, insurance companies will reject any claim.
Furthermore, if a serious incident occurs under your watch and you are found to be non-compliant, penalties can result in hefty fines and or jail time.
Why choose Protest ES Ltd as your electrical legal safety guardians?
We handle the burden, storing data in real-time, meaning that any corrective actions are updated and documented on a consistent basis
Gain an exclusive dedicated accounts manager & team that will support you and oversee the whole remedial process from start to finish
Get swift quotations, with testing reports and completed remedial works evidence safely and securely stored, so legal compliance can clearly be demonstrated
Receive real-time updates and information regarding any upcoming servicing requirements for your business
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