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What is Electrical Installation Condition Report?

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.

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What are the sequence of tests carried out?

Visual inspection.

This is where our engineers will survey the electrical installation before he/she commences with the electrical testing. The visual inspection will highlight broken equipment, incorrect installation location or methods any sign of overheating or other damage.

Electrical testing with the use of electrical test meters.

Dead testing

Continuity testing: a test to check if there are any poor connections or conductors (cables)

Insulation resistance testing: A higher voltage test (typically 500 Volts) is carried out to make sure that the electrical insulation material surrounding the conductors is in adequate condition.

Polarity: A check that the connection are connected in the right sequence.

Earthing arrangement testing: These checks are to ensure the earthing arrangement complies with regulations and that all connections are good.

Live testing

Earth fault loop impedance testing: this test is to check that under fault conditions, that the protective device will automatically disconnect the supply within a specified time. For example a circuit breaker will 'trip' or a fuse will 'blow' within a maximum allowed time.

RCD testing: The RCD and RCBO devices are tested at both 1x and 5x rating (usually 30mA). The time taken to disconnect (trip) is then recorded and compared against a maximum disconnection time table in BS 7671.

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