Following several callouts to various electrical issues, it was advised that a full Electrical Installation Condition Report be carried out (also known as fixed wire testing).
After several meetings with the client, a detailed schedule was agreed for access to each area of the busy building to carry out the inspection.
The electrical testing and inspection work, including powering down circuits was then carried out in each area succsefully, without any disruption to the rest of the buildings essential services.
Upon completion, several non-compliances with the British Standard BS7671 were hghlighted.
The client immediatly instructed Techniserve to carry out all the necessary improvement work, which was again completed with minimal disruption to the companys essential services.
Finally, we were pleased to issue NICEIC approved contractor 5 Year certification for the installation.
The electrical systems in the building are now much safer for our clients staff, customers and visitors.
There are various reasons why it may be necessary to carry out an electrical installation condition report (fixed wire testing).
1. There are concerns about the safety of an installation.
2. An insurance company have asked for an inspection report (certificate).
3. The previous certificate has 'run out' or is out of date (Electrical condition report due).
4. Change of occupancy (refers to both domestic and commercial properties).
5. The installation is old or showing signs of ageing (old rubber cables, old wooden fuseboard etc.)
Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes or electrical fires.
You can reduce the risk of a fire by instructing an NICEIC approved contractor to carry out a detailed electrical installation condition report showing the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.