Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Did You Know? That faulty or inadequate wiring causes more than 3,237 domestic fires per year. Fixed Wire Testing is the Inspection And Testing of the wiring within the fabric of a Building.
All Electrical installations should be subject to a regular programme of testing and inspection to comply with current legislation. You must ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to reduce the risk of injury or death through electrical failure.
Electrical Testing is also known as the following:
- Fixed Installation Testing
- Fixed Wire Testing
- Periodic Inspection Report (PIR)
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Periodic Inspection and Testing:
There are many good reasons for adopting Electrical Testing. You may need to inspect and Test to comply with IEE Wiring Regualtions 17th Edition. Or if you have recently acquired ownership or tenancy of business / workplace premises you may wish to ensure the Installation is safe. If you suspect there is a fault or risk of failure, you must take steps to inspect the affected circuits urgently.
Our specialist Engineers are qualified to City & Guilds 1 & 2, City & Guilds 2377, 2391 Inspection & Testing standard and are 17th Edition upgraded.
The Results and extent of Periodic Inspection Testing:
- Code 1 - Requires Immediate Attention
- Code 2 - Requires Improvement
- Code 3 - Requires Further Investigation
- Code 4 - Does Not Comply With BS7671
Results will be recorded in a Periodic Inspection report and provided to the person ordering the inspection.
The IEE guidance suggests the following test intervals:
Domestic: 10 yearly or change of occupancy Commercial: 5 yearly or change of occupancy Industrial: 3 yearly
Reasons To chose Northants Testing for your Fixed Wire Testing:
Northants Testing only specialise in safety Compliance Testing, we do not carry out any installation or remedial work. So you can be sure you are receiving an unbiased, neutral survey from our engineers. This may act as an assurance to the cllent that any observations and recommendations detailed will be objective and unbiased. We will provide a Free Site Survey of your property to make sure your quote is as accurate as possible. In addition, we price jobs on Circuit rates, so you only pay for what has been tested.
What Relevant Legislation Applies?
- The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992`
The above is just a brief overview of your responsibilities, if you would like to know more, or would like to discuss how Northants Testing can help you to achive Electrical Compliance please feel free to contact us today.