Fixed Wire Testing
What is Fixed Wire Testing?
Fixed Wire Testing involves the routine testing and maintenance of all electrical circuits and systems in a building.
Fixed Wire Testing remains one of the easiest and most efficient ways of making sure your business complies with UK health and safety regulations.
All hard wiring in a building must undergo regular testing and maintenance. A Fixed Wire Test from Dragon Fire Prevention will cover any electrical circuits and goods not considered portable, including:
- Distribution Boards
- Main panels
- Sockets and outputs
- Temperature control
The Health and Safety Executive states that over 7% of all workplace deaths involve electricity. Fixed Wire Testing makes sure you and your employees are safe at work.
How often do I need a Fixed Wire Test?
According to the Electricity at Work Regulations (1988), all commercial establishments should have a routine check once a year, and a formal inspection no more than every 5 years. For industrial installations, a formal inspection should be done every three years. Educational facilities should have a routine check every six months.
External installations and buildings open to the public should be checked and inspected more frequently. For example Swimming Pools, Leisure Centres, Construction Sites, Petrol Stations, Laundrettes and cinemas will need testing every three to six months.
Is a Fixed Wire Test a legal requirement?
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) states that duty of care is on both employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons in relation to the business. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that all of your equipment is rigorously tested and inspected, and that your staff are properly trained in using certain electrical equipment.
The best way to prove that sufficient care has been undertaken in regards to electrical health and safety is with a formal Fixed Wire Test.
How can Dragon Fire Prevention help?
A Fixed Wire Test can often require numerous electrical systems and appliances to be out of action during the test. To minimise any disruption caused to your business by a Fixed Wire Test, we can operate out-of-hours Fixed Wire Testing.
Give us a call and book your out-of-hours Fixed Wire Test with us right now!