Fixed Wire Testing

With fixed wire testing you can ensure your business complies with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, The Electricity at Work (Northern Ireland) 1991 and HSE guidelines, which stipulate that all electrical systems must undergo fixed wire testing every three months to five years.

Electrical installations can deteriorate with use and age, and periodic fixed wire testing, also known as an EICR, is vital to ensure the safety of users and the safety and serviceability of equipment.

Also referred to as ‘Hard Wire Testing’, ‘Fixed Installation Testing’, or ‘Electrical Installation Condition Report’, Fixed Wire Testing is a procedure for testing of the electrical systems, circuits and services carrying electricity around a building.

Fixed wiring relates to all the equipment required to distribute electrical power safely from the origin to all the plant, equipment and appliances at the relevant site. Its broad definition means that its inspection can encompass little or much.

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NICEIC Approved qualified electricians

All Fixed Wire Testing carried out by Safetest is conducted by NICEIC approved qualified electricians. We test for a range of issues including overloaded circuits, fire hazards, shock risks and lack of earthing/bonding, as well as identifying any faulty electrical work that could lead to future problems.

Following the initial visual inspection of all installation components, our qualified engineers will carry out the following tests to determine the health of the fixed installation:

  • Continuity of protective conductors
  • Continuity of bonding conductors
  • Ring final circuits conductors
  • Insulation resistance test
  • Polarity testing
  • Earth fault loop impedance
  • Prospective fault current
  • Functional test

Safetest Scotland believe in offering a flexible out-of-hours and weekend service, at no extra charge, to minimise any disruption to the day-to-day running of the business.

Fixed wire testing for your business

We are here to provide professional Fixed wire testing services to clients throughout Scotland including Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee and throughout Scotland. Our services are dedicated to covering to covering different sectors and businesses so we have you covered!

If you are unsure of the requirements regarding your own establishment, contact Safetest for more information or call us on 01224 515432.

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