Fixed wire installation testing involves the testing of electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building. It covers all of the hard wiring in a building and includes items such as MCCB panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets, machine supplies and any other fixed equipment.
Fixed wire installation testing involves performing a sequence of rigorous visual inspections and electrical tests on all low voltage fixed electrical wiring in the installation.
Electrical Installation Condition Report may also be known as:-
- Fixed Wiring Testing
- Periodic Inspection & Testing
- Fixed Wire Test
- Hard Wire Testing
- Test & Inspection
- Fixed Testing
- Periodic Testing
- Electrical Testing
Electrical Safety for Landlords
It is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure electrical safety of a rented property.
The electrical installation (fixed wiring to sockets, lights etc.) of the property should be certified as 'safe' for when tenants move in, and should be maintained throughout its duration.
An 'Electrical Installation Condition Report' (previously known as 'periodic inspection and testing') carried out at the property will produce the relevant safety documentation. This is valid for 5 years, and comes complete with a unique serial number which can be used to satisfy insurance companies.
The work involves a registered electrical test engineer attending the property and carrying out a series of tests on all the wiring contained within the building. A full written report is then prepared and given to the Landlord. They can often offer advice on any improvements needed or 'non-compliances' with the current regulations should this be necessary.
All 'Electrical Installation Condition Reports' are carried out in accordance with the British Standard BS7671 as amended.