Periodic fixed wire testing

Photo of engineer testing wiring.It is a legal requirement to ensure that your electrical installations are safe. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that all electrical installations are maintained in a safe condition and therefore must be periodically inspected and tested. This testing must comply with the British Standard for Electrical Installations (BS7671).

Electrical Hard Wire Testing & Inspection is necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to a number of factors such as damage, wear, tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and environmental influences. The testing allows you to action concerns at the earliest opportunity. Evidence of the testing would enable you to present a due diligence defence in the event of an accident to show that you have fulfilled your legal obligation.

The service includes:

  • Carrying out contract procurement, checking costs and quality.
  • Administering the contract and maintaining records of test results.
  • Auditing of recommendations made/work carried out by contractor.
  • Provide a report of the condition of the electrical installation and a recognised Electrical Safety Certificate.
  • Making recommendations for any remedial works that are required.
  • Administering the procurement of the remedial works required (subject to approval from the school to cover any costs for the work)
  • Incorporating the provision of technical support and guidance on any changes to legislation and regulations

NOTE: Any contractor charges for testing the electrical installation are not part of this service

Should you secure services from a contractor other than our approved supplier then please provide details so that we may update the Council’s records.