Unit 10 - 11
East Riding Business Centre
Annie Reed Road
Tel: 01482 679 855
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Fixed Installation Testing may also be known as:
Electrical Installation Condition Reporting
Periodic Inspection & Testing
Fixed Wire Testing
Hard Wire Testing
Test & Inspection
Fixed wire installation testing involves the testing of electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building. It covers all of the hard wiring in a building and includes
items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant.
Fixed wire installation testing involves performing a sequence of rigorous visual inspections and electrical tests on all systems in the building.
Does My Company Need Fixed Wire Testing?
In a word, yes. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that to comply with the regulations, an inspection and test programme should be undertaken at all places of work. The two main dangers associated with electricity are the risk of shock and 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 electrical safe, but also free from the risk of fire.
The legal requirements are enshrined in the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and state that:
How Often Does My Company Need Testing
The time period between tests very much depends on the workplace environment and use of the installation.
Commercial - 5 years
Residential Accommodation - 5 years
Industrial - 3 years
Educational - 5 years
Offices - 5years
Shops - 5years
Laboratories - 5 years
Hospitals - 5 years
Buildings Open to the Public
Cinemas - 1-3 years
Churches - 5 years
Leisure complexes (excluding swimmimg pools) - 3 years
Theatres - 3 years
Places of public entertainment - 3 years
Restaurants and Hotels - 5 years
Public Houses - 5 years
Village halls/community centres - 5 years
Agricultural and horticultral - 3 years
Swimmimg Pools - 1 year
Launderettes - 1 year
Caravan Parks - 1 year
Caravans - 3 years
Marinas - 1 year
Fish farms - 1 year
Construction site installations - 3 months