The vast majority of workplaces require an Electrical Installation Condition Report at the very least every 5 years for commercial properties and 3 years for industrial.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) produced guidance note 3 which incorporates the 18th edition IET wiring regulations to BS 7671. It is section 3 of this guidance which covers Electrical Periodic Inspection and Testing.
Veriserv are the experts in fixed wire inspection and testing and we can survey your premises, examine previous reports, look at your maintenance regime and recommend the correct frequency of tests to make sure your business is safe and compliant. Business electrical units should be correctly maintained to stay compliant.
As an example the following places of work require a full 5-year Electrical Installation Condition Report.
- Hotels / restaurants
- Education sector – Schools, Colleges, Universities / Hall of Residence
- Care homes
- Commercial buildings such as offices / retail
- Science laboratories
There are places of work however which require an Electrical Installation Condition Report every 1 to 3 years with more frequent inspections being carried out. This is the cases where areas are exposed to high temperatures, moisture and dust.
As an example the following places of work all require fixed wire testing every 1 to 3 years:
- Swimming pools / sauna / leisure centres
- Theatres and places of entertainment.
- Medical locations in hospitals
- Caravan parks
- Fish farms
- Petrol stations
- Spa Hotels
If you are unsure about your fixed wire inspection and testing and when it should next be carried out within your business, simply fill out our contact form to book your free assessment, or call 01543 225306 to speak to a member of our team.