Periodic Inspection & Testing

Fixed wire testing is also comonly know as:

Electrical installation condition reporting

Fixed testing

Periodic testing

Hard wire testing

Over time, all electrical equipment and installations deteriorate. A periodic inspection and test is required to ensure the safety of electrical wiring and the equipment attached. A periodic inspection involves a comprehensive inspection of all electrical circuits, systems throughout the building. This covers all the hard wiring systems such as consumer units/fuseboards, lighting, socket outlets, and fire alarm systems. In practical terms this means that all circuits should be correctly identified by visualising a combination of circuit labelling and previous electrical installation condition reports.

A comprehensive check of all equipment on site should be carried out, to identify any necessary precautions that need to be taken, so that where conditions require, the disconnecting of equipment that could be damaged by testing is carried out correctly. At Atom we believe comprehensive planning and time management for each project is a necessity to minimize disruption from disconnecting any required electrical circuits.

The results from the Periodic Inspection and Testing should be recorded on an Electrical Installation Condition Report and then provided to the person responsible for requesting the test. The detailed report includes information on any limitations, defects, and dangerous conditions that may be found, as well as the test results and schedules of inspection. If any dangerous conditions are found the should be reported and with permission then, rectified.

Is it Required?

The electricity at work act regulations (EAWR 1989) state that you must take adequate precautions against the risk of death, personal injury from electricity in the work place and other environments. Defective electrical installations present a real danger to people. Testing is recommended by the health & safety executive and is now commonly a requirement of insurance companies before they assume cover for a building. Defective electrical installations present a real danger to people. Testing is recommended by the health & safety executive and is now commonly a requirement of insurance companies before they assume cover for a building.

How often should PIR be carried out?

It depends on the type of installation, for example: 

Site installations - 3 months

Short term installations - 3 months

Caravan parks - 1 year

Fire alarm systems - 1 year

External installations - 3 years

Idustrial installations - 3 years

Commercial installations - 5 years

Public building - 1 year

(Note if installations are in Scotland different time scales apply.)

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“ To whom it may concern, The maintenance and development services of Satchmo Properties Limited have routinely throughout the past 2 years enlisted the expertise and services Atom Electrical to maintain the our electrical compliance to local and national standards.Our continuing relationship with Atom Electrical is based on their excellent standard of workmanship and their timely responses to our changing needs. „
- Satchmo Properties Ltd

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“ I was given a very reasonable estimate for the work. I went on holiday for 2 weeks and when I got back the work was complete. There were no extra costs and all the work was very professionally done. All the electrics worked and Ive had no trouble with the electrics since. Very satisfied. „
- Mr Ferguson