At Orion Technical Services we provide eicr fixed wire testing for Cardiff businesses and property owners
At Orion Technical Services, we understand the importance of maintaining the safety and reliability of your building’s electrical system. We provide a comprehensive range of EICR fixed wire testing services to ensure that your electrical installations always comply with the latest regulations according to British standards.
Our team of professional electricians are fully qualified and experienced in carrying out electrical installation testing across a wide range of properties. From large commercial buildings to smaller rental properties, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure that your electrical installations are always functioning correctly and safely.
EICR fixed wire testing is a legal requirement to ensure the safety of your electrical circuits. Our skilled electricians will carry out a full electrical inspection, identifying any potential hazards and issues that need to be addressed. We use the latest equipment and techniques to test all aspects of your fixed electrical system, including wiring, sockets, switches, and lighting.
Once we have completed our inspection, we will provide you with a full report detailing our findings and any necessary recommendations for repairs or upgrades. Our team will work with you to develop a customised plan of action to address any issues that were identified during the testing process.
If you are a Cardiff business owner or property owner in need of an EICR, contact Orion Technical Services today to schedule your appointment.
What is Fixed Wire Testing?
Fixed wire testing, also known as electrical safety testing, is the process of testing the electrical installations in a building to ensure they are safe and comply with current electrical safety standards.
This includes all aspects of the electrical system, such as the wiring, distribution boards, plug sockets, switches, and lighting. The purpose of fixed wire tests is to identify any potential safety hazards or defects, which can then be addressed and rectified.
This is not to be confused with our PAT testing services or portable appliance testing which is a different test inspecting the safety of portable electrical appliances.
Why Do I Need Fixed Wire Testing?
Fixed wire testing is a legal requirement to be carried about by an approved contractor for all commercial and industrial properties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 for the safety and well-being of employees.
In addition, it is also a legal requirement for residential landlords to ensure that their electrical installations are safe for tenants and must provide evidence of this with an electrical installation condition report EICR.
How Often Should Fixed Wire Testing Be Carried Out?
The frequency of fixed wire testing depends on the type of building and its use. The maximum time interval between tests for commercial properties is every five years, while industrial properties should be tested every three years.
It is also important to note if your business is exposed to a lot of moisture then electrical testing is required at least once a year. For instance, this could be a spa or community centre containing a swimming pool.
It is important to note that these are only guidelines and may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the property. For example, a building that experiences heavy electrical usage may require more frequent testing.
Who can carry out a fixed wire test?
To demonstrate compliance with regulations, fixed wire testing must be carried out by a fully accredited and competent electrical engineer. The electrician must have the necessary qualifications and experience to carry out the testing and produce the required certification.
What Happens During the Inspection?
During a fixed wire test, an engineer will inspect all fixed electrical equipment, components and wiring throughout the building and test them for faults or damage. They will also check the condition of any electrical features such as plug sockets, light fittings, and fixtures. Once complete, the engineer will then produce an electrical installation condition report EICR explaining any defects or potential risks found, along with recommendations on how to fix the problems.
At Orion TS, our electricians are trained and specialised to minimise disruption to your business while carrying out the electrical installation inspection and testing, so you can go about your day-to-day operations as normal.
How long does a fixed wire test take?
The length of time it takes to carry out a fixed wire test depends on the size and complexity of the building. A small domestic property may take just a few hours, while a large commercial or industrial property may take several days. However, we at Orion Technical Services strive to carry out the testing as efficiently as possible, without compromising on safety or quality.
Why Choose Orion TS for EICR Fixed Wire Testing?
At Orion Technical Services, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, reliable electrical installation safety testing services to our clients.
Our team of qualified and experienced electricians are fully trained to carry out fixed-wire electrical testing to the highest standards, ensuring the safety of your employees and business or rental property.
We also provide a comprehensive electrical installation condition report detailing any problems found and offering recommendations for rectification, giving you peace of mind that your electrical systems are fully compliant with current regulations.
Contact us today to find out more about our fixed wire testing services and how we can help you ensure the safety of your property.
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Robert Franklin, West Country Steel Buildings
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