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Electrical Installation Condition Report (Fixed Wire Testing)

(Also known as Periodic Testing)

The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is the examination and testing of the circuits contained within the fabric of a clients building. This includes the socket outlets, lighting circuits, static machinery and various other circuits.

 

Does My Company Need Fixed Wire Testing?

In a word; Yes. The two main dangers associated with electricity are the risk of shock and the possibility of fire. Over a period of time those risks are increased because installations deteriorate and it is in the best interests of not only yourself and your employees, but also your insurance company, that you have an installation that is not only electrically sound but also free from the risk of fire.

 

How Often Should Fixed Installation Testing Take Place?

As with PAT Testing the time period between tests very much depends on the workplace environment and use of the installation. Some areas such as hotels and cinemas are recommended to be tested annually whereas an office space, which is considered low risk, may only need to be tested every five years.

As a guide some sample Fixed Wire Testing periods are shown in the table below

Installation Type / Premises

Max Period Between EICR (Fixed Wire) Testing

Commercial

5 Years

Educational Establishments

5 Years

Hospitals

5 Years

Industrial Premises

3 Years

Hotels & Restaurants

1 Year

Homes

10 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Is Fixed Wire Testing Priced?

At Birmingham PAT Testing we base our Fixed Installation Testing costs on a per circuit basis which ensures that unlike various other methods you will only pay for the circuits we find. This ensures our clients benefit from some of the UK’s most competitive prices in the market today.

 

How Much Does It Cost

The cost very much depends on the installation. If everything has been well maintained you receive a lower and more cost effective price than if no maintenance has been carried out for a number of years.

 

What Kind of Tests Are Carried Out?

Fixed Wire Testing as carried out by Birmingham PAT Testing is very involved but basically we check that all fuses and cables are the correct size. We check that the installation meets all the requirements of BS7671 and that in the event of a potential fault, all circuit protective conductors and / or devices will perform correctly to ensure the safety of any persons within the installation.

Your Birmingham Pat Testing, engineer will perform a 100% electrical check of all circuits including:

 

Is There Any Disruption To The Workplace During Fixed Installation Testing?

There is rather more disruption during Fixed Wire Testing. This is because certain circuits will need isolating during the course of the testing. But by combining our highly trained staff with some of the very best instruments available we keep any downtime to an absolute minimum.

But, for the convenience of our clients, if the isolation of circuits poses too big a problem for a client we can arrange for the testing to be done out of hours.

 

What Happens After The Testing Is Finished?

When all the testing is completed you will receive a full report on the condition of your installation including a full list of all the circuits tested together with notice of any remedial action required (including photographic evidence) and all associated costs of those remedial actions.

 

Birmingham PAT Testing LLP

Email: Karen@BirminghamPatTesting.com  -  Phone: 0845 094 1316 or 0121 244 8789  -  Mobile: 07905 314 088 or 07789 686 093

 

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