Fixed Installation Testing or Periodic Inspection and Testing forms an important part of any Health & Safety system.
Periodic Fixed Installation Inspection & Testing
All electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition, so in order to comply with the regulations an electrical inspection and testing programme should be undertaken at all places of work.
In addition to these legislative requirements many other organisations such as insurance companies place an obligation on their clients to carry out periodic electrical testing.
The frequency of fixed wire testing
The frequency depends of the useage of a particular building ** see our listings below.
Periodic testing can cause disruption to the users in a building and for this reason it is something that requires careful planning. We often advise to arrange for electrical inspection and testing to take place outside of normal working hours.
It suits you, and it suits us.
At the end of any testing programme we will complete a Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing the extent and results of the inspection and testing and listing any recommendations for remedial actions that should be taken to ensure compliance with current standards.
The frequency of periodic inspection and testing must be determined taking into account:
- The type of installation
- Its use and operation
- The frequency and quality of maintenance
- The external influences to which it is subjected
The table below provides guidance on the frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as routine checks.
Type of Installation Routine check Maximum period between inspections and testing
Domestic N/A change of occupancy/10 year
Commercial 1 year change of occupancy/5 years
Educationals 6 months 5 years
Hospitals 1 year 5 years
Industrial 1 year 3 years
Residential acc. change of occupancy 1 year 5 years
Offices 1 year 5 years
Shops 1 year 5 years
Laboratories 1 year 5 years
Buildings open to the public
Cinemas 1 year 1-3 years
Church installations 1 year 5 years (quinquenially)
Leisure complexes 4 months 3 years
Public entertain 1 year 5 years
Restaurants and hotels 1 year 5 years
Theatres 1 year 3 years
Public houses 1 year 5 years
Community centres 1 year 5 years
Agricultural/hort 1 year 3 years
Swimming pools 4 months 1 year
Caravan parks 6 months 1 year
Marinas 4 months 1 year
Fish farms 4 months 1 year
Emergency lighting daily/monthly 3 years
Fire alarms daily/weekly 1 year
Laundrettes 1 month 1 year
Petrol filling stations 1 year 1 year
Construction site 3 months 3 months
Service Contracts and packages
We offer a range of contracts and price packages depending on what your needs are. Service Level Agreements are best, stating periodic terms, with monthly 'easy to budget' payments.
Our pricing packages can be offered individually or as bundles, to cover the essential and compliant works your company will be required to do.
To start the ball rolling, it's best for us to meet you, do a site inspection, and get to understand the level of support required.