Why do I have to have fixed wire testing tests performed periodically?
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) produce guidance note 3 which incorporates 17th edition IET wiring regulations to BS7671. Section 3 of the guidance covers Electrical Periodic Inspection and Testing.
Periodic Inspection and testing is required because an electrical installation will deteriorate over time due to a number of factors such as; damage, wear and tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, ageing and environmental influences.
Guidance Note 3 states that a frequency of periodic inspections should be established, taking into account the type of electrical installation, the type of use, equipment used, the maintenance regime in use, and the environment.
Electrical test midlands are experts in this area and we would be happy to survey your premises, examine previous reports, review your maintenance regime and advise you on the correct frequency and scope of test to ensure your statutory compliance