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.
Involves performing rigorous visual inspection and electrical test on all the systems in a building. Fixed Installation Testing forms an important part of any Health & Safety system.
The Electricity at Work Act (1989) states that all electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition. The Health & Safety Executive recommend that in order to comply with the regulations an electrical inspection and testing programme should be undertaken at all places of work.
At the end of any testing programme a detailed Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) must be provided, detailing the extent and results of the inspection and testing, listing any recommendations for remedial actions that should be taken to ensure compliance with current standards. Reports should be kept for the lifetime of an installation.