Fixed Wire Testing is the testing of the circuits
contained within the fabric of your building. This includes the socket
outlets, lighting circuits and various others.
The two main dangers associated with electricity are risk of shock and
risk of fire. Over time, installations deteriorate, and it is in the best
interest of not only yourself and employees, but your insurance company
that you have an installation that is not only electrically sound but free
from risk of fire.
Different premises require their wiring to be tested at different intervals
which are decided by the BS 7671 wiring regulations.
Each Landlord or Property Owner has a responsibility to meet all the
relevant requirements by councils and for insurance policies. In relation
to these regulations failure to comply would result in claims, damage to
the property or in worse case scenarios it could lead to deaths via electrocution.
Fixed Wire Tests are carried out for the following reasons –
• Safety of Installation
• Public Licenses
• Building Control
• Remortgages or Loans
• Personal Selling/Buying
The test regime is very involved but basically we check the complete
installation with a wide range of test and procedures, we record the results
and compare them with all the requirements of BS 7671. The person procuring
the test will receive a list of deviations with a priority code which gives
them an indication on how urgent they need to fix or repair the problem.
The Fixed Wire Test checks the operation of any safety protection devices
such as circuit breakers and current devices, to ensure they disconnect
within the correct timescale required. This ensures all human safety which
leads to a safer environment all round.