Fixed wire testing, or periodic testing, is an inspection and test of the wiring embedded in the fabric of the building. It connects your distribution boards to your sockets, lights, and other appliances.
Fixed wire testing is necessary to comply with the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which insist that the electrical system is in good working order, and is safe and fit for purpose. The only way to ensure this is to have your electrical installation properly tested.
Typically, installations require testing at either three or five year intervals, and we are able to offer a bespoke solution to your requirement should you wish to split the cost, or divide the time we will need to be on site over the five year period. This will help you spread the cost of the testing if you have a budget you need to work to, or a specific timescale to fit the works into.
Many insurance companies now request that a current and up to date fixed wire test has been carried out on your premises (now known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report), and many will also invalidate insurance policies until this has been carried out. Here at Key Electrical we are experienced in dealing with insurance companies, and can liaise directly with them for you.
Key Electrical are fixed wire testing specialists, so you can rest assured that your electrical installation is in the hands of highly qualified industry professionals.