A Guide to Fixed Wiring Testing Staffordshire

Electricity is easy to take for granted as such an integral part of working life, which means that the dangers it can pose are also at the back of most business owners minds. Regular fixed wiring testing is vital to the safety and continuation of business by ensuring that all electrical installations and systems in the building are safe, fit for purpose and compliant with current regulations. The experienced and professional team at One Way Electrical can help your business stay on top of this with our fixed wiring testing in Staffordshire.

 

Reduces Liability 

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 fixed wiring testing is a legal requirement for all premises including commercial and industrial businesses. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that you provide a safe working environment and thus obtaining fixed wiring testing in Staffordshire will help your business fulfil its legal requirements and reduce the chances of you being liable if an accident involving electricity occurs.

 

What Is Involved?

When an electrical contractor carries out a fixed wire test, they inspect all electrical systems and installations, ensuring that each circuit is tested individually including lighting fittings, plug socket outlets, switches, air conditioning, distribution boards and any other fixed wire system to determine the current conditions. From this point, the contractor will provide an Electrical Installation Conditioning Report outlining the results, identifying any faults and offering recommendations for remedial actions, if necessary.

 

Breaking Down Results

Upon receiving your fixed wiring testing report, a numbering system is used to indicate the severity of the conditions identified. C1 indicates danger and risk of injury and as a result, requires immediate attention. C2 indicates that faults pose a potential danger and need urgent attention and C3 indicates that improvement is recommended. FI signals that further investigations are required.

To book your fixed wiring testing in Staffordshire call our team on 01782 595 600.