Fixed Wire Testing

Why do we need Fixed Wire Testing carried out?

Essentially, this is the testing of the electrical distribution system that carries electricity around your property. From the incoming mains supply, through the distribution boards, to every socket outlet and light fitting in the premises. The purpose of Fixed Wire Testing, is to inspect for signs of deterioration in the installation and determine if the installation is safe for continued use.

Fixed Wire Testing is a careful scrutiny of the electrical installation, to ensure the continued safety of persons and livestock against electric shock and burns, and protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from installation defects.

For most commercial and educational premises, the standard recommended interval between tests is five years, subject to the recommendation of the electrician conducting the testing.

Licensed venues and those used for public entertainment require more frequent inspection and testing, subject to the terms of their licenses and requirements of the Local Authority.


Why do we need a Fixed Wire Test carried out?

  •  To verify continued compliance with the Electricity at Work Act and Health & Safety regulations.
  • Because all electrical installations deteriorate due to a number of factors, such as damage, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, wear & tear and ageing.
  • Where there is a reason to believe that damage may have been caused to the installation.
  • Change of ownership.
  • All our engineers are City & Guilds qualified, with considerable experience.
  • To comply with Insurance company requirements.

All our engineers are 2391 qualified 17th edition, with considerable experience. Our engineers will conduct the works with an absolute minimum of disruption to you and will keep you fully informed of their progress throughout the work to give you the peace of mind that comes with employing a professional company.

At the conclusion of works, you will receive an NICEIC approved certifi cate, detailing the installation and any recommendations or remedial works required to bring the installation into line with the regulations.

Remedial Repair

  • A comprehensive report identifying any electrical remedial repairs will be issued with the NICEIC Certifi cation.
  • All observations and recommendations will be coded in accordance with the NICEIC regulations. Codes 1 & 2 render the installation ‘unsatisfactory’ and require immediate attention.
  • Voltamp will provide a fully costed remedial report.

All the inspection and testing is carried out in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Institute of Engineering and Technology in the Wiring Regulations, BS7671 and the associated guidance notes.

If you’re in need of this service call now on 020 8676 8898