Fixed Electrical Testing

FIXED ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING

 

Prioritising electrical safety is essential and it is vital for businesses to ensure that fixed electrical installations are completed to the required frequency according to the latest regulations and accompanying guidelines.

Fixed wire testing will give you the insights you need to identify any safety risks from electrical infrastructure and take action to ensure safety and compliance. Our specialists simplify the process, so you can focus your efforts elsewhere.

By putting your trust in Bureau Veritas, you can have complete confidence that your electrical installations have been inspected and tested ensuring they are safe and compliant.

  • WHAT DOES FIXED WIRING TESTING INCLUDE?

    Our services include:

    • Inspections: Thorough inspections of your electrical installations in line with required frequencies, including wiring, distribution boards, switches, sockets, and relevant components.
    • Testing and verification: Rigorous testing to ensure the integrity, safety, and compliance of your electrical systems.
    • Hazard identification: Identification of potential hazards such as faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, inadequate insulation or outdated equipment.
  • WHY ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING IS CRUCIAL IN THE WORKPLACE

    Electrical inspection and testing plays a crucial role in ensuring a safe and reliable working environment. In any workplace, electrical systems and equipment are essential for daily operations, but they can also pose significant risks if not properly maintained. Conducting regular inspections and testing is vital to identify potential electrical hazards, detect faults, and prevent accidents. By adhering to industry standards and regulations, organisations can mitigate the risk of electrical failures, fires, and electrocution.

    Electrical inspections also help identify outdated or faulty wiring, inadequate grounding, and overloading issues, among other potential hazards. Thorough testing of electrical equipment, such as circuit breakers, transformers, and cables, ensures their proper functioning and identifies any abnormalities or signs of wear and tear.

    Implementing a comprehensive electrical inspection and testing programme promotes a culture of safety, reduces downtime due to equipment failure, and safeguards the wellbeing of employees, clients, and visitors. It supports you to comply with legal requirements and insurance regulations, avoiding penalties and liabilities.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FIXED ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING?

  • Achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant regulations, including IET wiring regulations (BS7671)
  • Help ensure the safety of your premises for staff and visitors
  • Enable better planning of maintenance and repair programmes to spread costs
  • Drive cost savings through early identification of ‘hotspots’ and potential breakdowns
  • Reduce insurance premiums through electrical safety auditing
  • Gain complete peace of mind from a trusted, independent inspection partner with no financial association to contractors
  • One supplier to drive efficiency of inspections
  • Innovative approach to inspections with online tools to add value including Swift, giving 24/7 access to inspection reports
  • Expert team of qualified inspection engineers operating nationwide, supported by a central planning team

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) and has more than 190+ years of experience meaning that we also can assist you in other areas of your business if needed.

WHY CHOOSE BUREAU VERITAS FOR FIXED WIRING INSPECTION AND TESTING?

Bureau Veritas offers a team of highly qualified and experienced electrical engineers, on hand to plan and undertake fixed wire testing services. This includes thorough examinations of your electrical systems and circuits to ensure their safety, condition and compliance with regulations and standards.

With Bureau Veritas, you can have confidence in:

Our Electrical Inspection Services

  • FIXED WIRING INSPECTION AND TESTING

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    Fixed Wiring Inspection and Testing
    • Ensure the safety of persons and livestock against electric shock and burns
    • Protect against damage to property caused by fire and heat arising from an installation defect
    • Confirm that the installation is not damaged or deteriorated
    • Identify any installation defects and non-compliance with the requirements of the Regulations
  • EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE INSPECTIONS

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    Explosive Atmosphere Inspections
    • Compliance with applicable legislation, industry best practice and external expectations
    • Clear demonstration of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) management
    • A consistent approach to ATEX / DSEAR across multiple sites
    • Third party / independent assurance that ATEX /DSEAR is being met at the client site
    • Ability to create an accurate asset register where one does not exist
  • THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS

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    Thermo-graphic Surveys
    • Identifies incorrect selection and installation
    • Identifies electrical and physical defects before costly unscheduled outages
    • Reduces electrical shock and fire risk
    • Meets current HSE guidance on electrical safety and is an approved test method in IET Guidance Note 3
    • Enables increased output
  • EMERGENCY LIGHTING INSPECTION

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    Emergency Lighting Inspection
    • Ensure duty holders are meeting the requirements of regulations
    • Non-invasive testing means minimal disruption to business
    • Peace of mind that equipment is in good working condition in the event of an emergency
    • Reduce risk and drive cost savings through early identification of potential breakdowns
  • LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS INSPECTION

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    Lightning protection systems inspection
    • An inspection of all conductors, joints and parts of the system
    • Continuity testing across conductors
    • Earth resistance testing on individual electrodes and the complete system
    • Updates to existing drawings or records or creation of these documents for future reference
  • EV CHARGING POINT INSPECTION

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    EV Charging Point Inspection
    • Maximise green initiatives
    • Help to ensure and maintain the safety of EV charging point installations
    • Maintain optimum performance
    • Identify any defects early to prevent downtime
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations
  • SOLAR PANEL INSPECTION

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    Solar Panel Inspection
    • Electrical compliance - our qualified inspection engineers can determine whether solar arrays were installed and are maintained in line with both wiring regulations and manufacturers guidance
    • Inspection - thermal imaging of solar panels can determine hot/cold spots on the array to identify potential faults and inefficiencies
    • String testing - ensures that the solar array is electrically safe and operating at its designed potential

HOW ELSE CAN BUREAU VERITAS SUPPORT WITH FIXED ELECTRICAL TESTING?

Many companies struggle to meet their obligations using in-house personnel due to lack of time, resources and knowledge of this specialised field. We can also support you even if site access is restricted by undertaking remote surveys, enabling our team to develop a scope of works without any delays and reach the initial inspection stages quicker.

We also support with multi-site operations, working to develop effective and efficient inspection programmes that overcome the challenges of managing multiple sites.

MAIA & SWIFT - AN EASY WAY TO MANAGE AND CONTROL YOUR GLOBAL ELECTRICAL INSPECTION PROCESS ONLINE

As part of our enhanced service – and free for mechanical inspection clients – we offer access to live, accurate and reliable data for all inspection reports using SWIFT, our online reporting system.

Developed in-house by our own team of experts, SWIFT is a web-based portal which gives our safe, secure, 24/7 access to your inspection records, visit reports and equipment lists.

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  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY REGULATIONS

    The Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) 1989 (1991 in Northern Ireland) are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. In the UK these regulations require that employers as ‘duty holders’ must provide a safe working environment with regard to all electrical equipment and systems, regardless of when they were manufactured, installed or brought into use.

    Employers, the self-employed and employees all have duties and obligations in complying with the requirements of the regulations, which apply to all places of work, with no exemptions. All electrical systems must be maintained in a safe condition and an important aspect of such maintenance is periodic inspection and testing.

  • PERIODIC ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING

    It depends if it is a newly built installation or an old one, but a periodic electrical inspection needs to be carried out from time to time. This periodic electrical inspection should be carried out by a visual inspection that consists of a full inspection and testing procedure and is followed by the completion of the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

    These certificates are documents which must be kept by both the "person ordering the work" (i.e. the owner) and the "competent person"(qualified electrician) completing the inspection and testing procedure.

  • ELECTRICAL COMPLIANCE IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

    For the Republic of Ireland, duty holders must achieve compliance with the Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 - Part 3 Electricity (Regulation 74 to 93).

    Electrical installations must be compliant with 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations, IS 10101:2020.

    With a global team of electrical experts, Bureau Veritas can help your organisation to achieve and maintain compliance wherever you operate.

  • A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT INSPECTION SERVICES

    Including:

    • Fixed electrical wiring inspection and testing
    • Portable electrical appliance testing
    • Risk assessments of fixed electrical installations
    • Drawings, tracing, labelling and schedules of electrical installations
    • Thermographic surveys
    • Electrical safety auditing
    • Emergency lighting inspection and test to BS 5266 standard
    • Electrical load analysis
    • Public entertainment licensing testing
    • Lightning protection systems inspection and testing
    • ATEX / DSEAR inspections for explosive atmosphere electrical installations
    • Electrical safety assessments for plant and machinery

    Helping you achieve compliance with the IET wiring regulations (BS7671)

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