Would you benefit from free reminders about your upcoming testing and inspection dates? Let us help. It covers the majority of the hard wiring throughout a building, meaning items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets and air conditioning are all covered. The testing involves performing a number of inspections and electrical tests throughout the building. Our experienced team are always up to the task but be aware that the testing can cause some disruption to the site due to the requirements for disconnecting numerous electrical circuits during the testing.
So, what is fixed wire testing?
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Fixed Testing involves testing the electrical installations and systems that conduct electricity around the building. It covers all of the electrical wiring in a building and includes main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning and other fixed plant. Specialist fixed wire testing engineers employed to complete the fixed wire testing should initially aim to correctly identify all circuits in an installation by looking at a combination of circuit labelling and previous test information and by carrying out circuit tracing where necessary, prior to commencing testing.
What is fixed wire testing?
According to the Electricity at Work Regulations , all landlords and employers are obliged to ensure that all their electrical systems in their building are well maintained and safe for use. To achieve this duty, a periodic inspection and test should be performed and certified in accordance with the standards outlined by the BS IEE Wiring Regulations. These condition reports act as an assurance to the employer or landlord that their electrical systems are safe and can help rid them of any liability in the unfortunate event of accident or injury at their premises. It is also important to note that insurance companies will not offer insurance policies unless up to date certificates can be provided. It is recommended by the IEE that the maximum duration between periodic inspections in domestic properties is 10 years, commercial properties 5 years and industrial facilities every 3 years. These time scales are only a guide and the competent person carrying out the inspection and testing of an installation can reduce these time periods if they deem appropriate. Our experienced engineers will perform a number of tests on the electrical system to establish each circuit is operating within the accepted parameters, therefore ensuring the safety of the installation. As some of these tests require the isolation of the system, we will work closely with the client to avoid or reduce any 'downtime' or disruption to their operation by offering our services to suit them i. Our aim is to ensure all projects meet the relevant legislative and code of practice standards and are delivered safely, within timescale and budget. Electrical Training.
Fixed wire testing is what we here at APR Electrical consider one of the most important aspects of electrical work. Like anything, electrical installations will deteriorate with age and it is important to maintain your electrical systems properly to safeguard households, tenants, members of staff, premises and possessions. Fixed wire testing is known by many names, you may have heard it referred to as any of the below:. It covers all the wiring in a building, whether this is a home or business; domestic, commercial or indsutrial property and it also covers anything wired into the cabling such as main panels, distribution board, lighting, sockets, air conditioning and other fixed items. Fixed wire testing involves in depth visual inspections and electrical tests on all systems in your home or premises. Each circuit will be inspected for any visible damage or signs of aging or wear and tear.