Electrical Fixed Wiring Inspection & Testing

fixed wire testing
fixed wire testing

What Account Management from Electrical test midlands means

We manage each account with the same values in mind. We will discuss with you the scope and frequency of the testing, create a technical specification where necessary and then agree the costs with you.

All Electrical test midlands Electrical Fixed Wiring Inspection & Testing clients will have an account manager assigned. If we are to manage an estate or multiple properties this manager will be a more senior person who has experience of your environment and can act as a central point of contact. Electrical test midlands are experts at managing more difficult environments such as Universities, research institutions, laboratories and IT suites. Prior to implementation your account manager will discuss our role in detail and agree a plan of works if necessary to ensure smooth running and make sure your business and staff experience the minimum disruption during testing.

Our aim is to provide you with a fully managed service and give you the peace of mind that you fully comply with your statutory obligations as an employer or duty holder.?

Fixed Wire Testing

Fixed Wire Testing
Fixed Wire Testing

Fixed Wire Testing is the testing of the electrical installations within a building to ensure they are safe & compliant, and employers are legally required to ensure, as far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Fixed wire testing is a crucial part of that requirement.

Testing your buildings electrical installations also provides additional benefits to you, identifying areas where you can reduce electrical energy usage, helping with your green credentials as well as saving you costs.

Is your business complaint?
Do you know when your next periodic fixed wire test is due and are fully aware of the regulations, as well as the requirements that your testing provider must adhere to ensure that your certification is valid?

Electrical test midlands provide the services that ensure our customers can prove they have taken the necessary steps with periodic fixed wire testing to comply with the regulations and practices required.

Our technical knowledge, quality of service and values have enabled us to be the provider of choice, winning large contracts such as john Lewis, Waitrose and asda stores, which are testament to the trusted supplier status we have with our customers.

The below information covers all the key areas with regards to fixed wire testing, obligations and legal requirements along with Electrical test midlands values & approach, expertise and capabilities along with the added value services we provide our customers, including best practice, secure reporting and remedial works.

Take advantage of our free assessment, simply fill in the form and we will contact you to discuss your requirements and arrange a suitable appointment date and time. Reducing the risk that you may not be compliant and giving you peace of mind that you are covered.?

Fixed Wiring Inspection &Testing condition report

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electrical testing

The photo shows one of our customers premises after he requested a Fixed Wiring Inspection &Testing condition report on his property.. Our engineers turned up to carryout the works to find that the cellar was flooded with the main meter under water.Our engineers automatically issued a code one defect report. We was then requested to carry out the works to make safe.

The term Fixed Wiring Inspection &Testing generally refers to the inspection & testing activity of the electrical installation within a building. This being the electrical wiring and systems between the incoming electrical supply and final circuits; eg plug sockets, isolators, lights etc.

It would not refer to equipment which is plugged in or wired into spurred sockets or isolators. Please refer to our Fixed Equipment Testing for more information on our website.

A duty holder can demonstrate compliance with the regulations, in respect to their electrical installation, by employing a competent company to carry out an electrical fixed wire inspection and test of their premises. We hope that company would be Electrical test midlands (ETM).

electrical installation

electrical contracting
electrical contracting

The photo is one of our new build show houses. ETM are carrying out the finishing touches in Walsall before the opening day.. Can ETM help with any of your upcoming projects?

From contact to completion our proficiency is evident in all of our electrical #installation.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical installation, you can trust ETM to provide you with an expert level of service.

Our electrical #engineers all carry the relevant qualifications and are time-served professionals that know the trade inside-out.
This ensures that faults are easily located and rectified, existing installations are safely and legally added to, and that new build projects are planned and brought seamlessly to fruition by an enthusiastic team that share one company ethos:

To deliver nothing but the very best level of service, at all times

MET should be suitably labelled

fixed wire testing
fixed wire testing


Do I need to label a MET for an installation?


Except where there is no possibility of confusion, such as where the MET is inside a consumer unit for example, an MET should be suitably labelled (Regulation 514.1.3). Where a label is required Regulation 514.13.1(iii) requires a durable label to BS 951 to be installed stating ‘Safety Electrical Connection – Do not remove’.

Electrical Test Midlands has fast become one of the UK’s leading Electrical testing practitioners.

Our educated engineers are dedicated to providing a safe and ethical solution to your businesses electrical inspection requirements, no matter how large or small these might be.
This much experience, and state of the art testing equipment, allows us to provide a prompt, well-priced and comprehensive service. Keeping you and your business in-line with current laws and regulations, and saving you from any legal battles ensuing as a result of prior poor testing practices.

Our professional, yet understanding engineers will do their level best to cause minimum disruption to your operation and will listen to your specific needs and requirements before creating an inspection programme around these.

When you add to our experience, our state of the art equipment and our outstanding staff to our impeccable health & safety record, and our complete range of supporting services, it’s not difficult to see why we are awarded such a large volume of prestigious contracts the length and breadth of the UK.

Electrical Fixed Wiring Inspection &Testing


Electrical Fixed Wiring Inspection &Testing can also be generally referred to as; Fixed Wire Inspection, Periodic Inspection and Testing, or Electrical Installation Testing.

It is a legal requirement.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is an act of parliament which places a duty on all employers to; ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare at work of all their employees.

Within the act there is a provision for regulations which cover the legal requirement pertaining to specific subject areas and The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 covers electrical systems within occupied premises. The regulations make reference to various standard codes of practice (ACOP), British Standards and guidance notes which have been published by bodies other than the Health and Safety Executive. These provide best practice guidance for complying with the regulations. For Fixed Wiring Inspection & Testing these include;

• British Standard BS7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations
• IET Inspection & Testing Guidance Note 3
• HSE Electricity at Work – Safe working Practices
• HSE memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 section 3a states that an employer or self-employed person is to comply with the provisions of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his/her control. It’s also worth noting that regulation 3 (2a) states that it is a duty of every employee, whilst at work, to cooperate with his/her employer so far as is necessary to enable any duty placed on an employer by the provisions of these regulations to be complied with.

The Electricity at work regulations 1989 impose duties on “employers” and “duty holders” in respect to electrical systems, electrical equipment and conductors.

The purpose of the regulations is to prevent death or personal injury to any person from electrical causes in connection with work activities.

Employers and self-employed people must comply with the provisions of the Electricity at work regulations 1989. Regulation 4 (2) states that as necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.?