What is Fixed Wire Testing?
Fixed Wire Testing, also known as the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), is a procedure carried out using specialised testing equipment and a visual inspection to ensure that domestic and commercial electrical installations comply with government legislation, in terms of safety. All precautions must be taken to limit the risk of injury or death as a result of electrical failure.
Periodic testing of a buildings electrical installation will ensure that your electrics comply with the IEE Wiring Regualtions 17th Edition and are safe to use.
Is an EICR a legal requirement?
Yes! Over time all electrical wiring will deteriorate and will ultimately need to be replaced. This means that periodic testing of all electrical cables and distribution system will require testing to certify safety and are compliant to the current regulations. This will basically rubber stamp your site, confirming that staff and visitors would be safe from injury due to an electrical fault.
How we work
CSA Midlands qualified engineers can carry out Fixed Wire Testing in any environment or industry. After completion we will document the results in a report which will be handed over to the client. Any issues, faults or potential problems that need to addressed will also be documented and raised with the client. All faults or problems that pose as an imitated danger will be rectified, documented and reported to the client.
Listed below are links to all relevant regulations:
- The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
We take pride in ensuring that high levels of service, quality, health and safety practices are adhered to through all stages of our projects. Our team of engineers are all have CSCS cards and are uniformed, personable and work in a professional manner. We often carry out installations in working environments, such as schools, busy offices and factories.
Our staff are trained on a regular basis to ensure they are all up to date with changing industry practices and cabling standards.