Learn About Our Fixed Wire Testing Services

Here at Existatest, we specialise in electrical testing, including the provision of fixed wire testing, which refers to a type of periodic testing, also known as the 5-year electrical test. By choosing Existatest for your fixed wire testing, you can benefit from our 40 years of industry experience. Read on to find out more about what fixed wire testing is, what to expect from this service, how it is necessary to meet health and safety regulations, and how it applies to the emergency elements of a building.

What is Fixed Wire Testing?

Fixed wire testing is one of many of the electrical inspections we offer at Existatest, consisting of testing a building’s electrical installations and systems that conduct electricity. This includes testing of all the wiring in the building, including the main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, air conditioning units and any other fixed plant.

What to Expect from Fixed Wire Testing

We believe it is vital to keep procedures in place to guarantee a safe working environment. Our team works within the Institution of Electrical Engineers™ (IEE) in Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3 and B.S. 7671: 2008. Our code of practice suggests the frequencies of different kinds of appliances in particular environments, enabling us to test various appliances. Once the fixed wire testing has been carried out, we will issue an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report), if the system is verified as safe.

Health and Safety Regulations

A requirement outlined in the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, fixed wire testing solutions are essential for the health and safety of the workplace and its workers. Furthermore, any systems installed must comply with the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations. Each company must assess its health and safety policy, and once an electrical installations inspection is needed, whatever the result, we are able to help you to meet the legal requirements to inspect and test. We can also sometimes provide a proactive maintenance programme as part of our services.

Fixed Wire Testing for Emergency Electrics

As well as the systems used every day, we also we provide a specialist fixed wire testing service for fire alarms, emergency lighting and other appliances you may have in your building for emergency situations. Our team can provide support on whether the original design of your system meets the necessary requirements now, as well as dealing with standby generators and vented battery systems. Similarly, we offer fixed wire testing for emergency lighting works, as well as an emergency lighting design service.

Contact Us

Previous clients often recommended our fixed wire testing through word-of-mouth. We can also offer five-year contracts for various commercial companies. Additionally, we can split companies with more than one site throughout the five years. Based in Coventry, for more information about our fixed wire testing, please get in touch today through our contact form, or by emailing us at info@existatestltd.com. You can also speak to a member of our team directly by calling us on 01676 483943. We will be happy to help you with any questions you may have for us.


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