Commercial Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

Electrical safety is paramount, so we're here to help you get it right.

To prove your commercial building is safe, you’ve got to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), otherwise known as your certificate of inspection.

Your insurers will require evidence of your premises’ safety and compliance, which can only be acquired as part of a Fixed Wire Test by a competent and qualified specialist. 

But don’t worry, you’ve landed in just the right place. Hit the big button below to submit a few details and we’ll be right back in touch!

Your Electrical Safety is in Trusted Hands!

Fixed wire testing is just one of those things you’ve got to do. But you do get a say in who you get to do this for you. Because our relationships mean as much as the job we do for you, we believe we’re the right fit for the bill.

There are plenty of reasons why you’ve landed on this page today…maybe:

You've just acquired a new premises and realised your Fixed Wire Testing is well overdue

You've had a Fire Risk Assessment which has discovered a breach in electrical safety by not having an up-to-date Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

You're frustrated about experiencing poor service from your existing electrical providers, and want your tests and inspections carried out by a more reliable team

You're considering switching to another provider as you're approaching your renewal date and are seeking value for money

Or...you've been referred to us after hearing how you can benefit from consolidating your fire, security and electrical servicing with one provider

Since buying our building, WFP have tested and upgraded the building electrics, replaced the old lighting with new LED lights, upgraded all the heaters to modern and more efficient units, and installed a complete Cat 6 data network. I would recommend that anyone needing electrical, fire or security work get in touch with WFP for a personal service and good quality, value for money work.

- Ben Backhouse, Chief Financial Officer at Backhouse Solicitors

The 4 Stages of Your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR):

Check out the steps below to see what’s involved in keeping your premises safe and legally compliant when it comes to your building’s electrical infrastructure:

1

Brief & Survey: We’ll listen to your needs to understand your building. We will carry out a building survey if needed and/or work off previous EICR reports to help us understand the circuits you require testing.

2

Time for Testing: We’ll get you booked in for your inspection at a time and date which suits you. This will be carried out in accordance and compliance with BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations, so no sweat there!

3

Your Report: Following your inspection, we’ll issue you with your report. It will be valid until the date your next Fixed Wiring Test is due. If any remedial work is needed, we’ll propose a plan of action for you.

 

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24/7 Aftercare: You’ll have access to our 24/7 support line. That’s right – we’re not just there for you once every 5 years (or whenever your Fixed Wire Test is due) – we’ve always got your back.

Fixed Wire Testing/EICR Explained:

Your Fixed Wire Testing is part of your building’s ‘Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)’ and should be carried out by competent specialists (i.e. us!). 

Not to be confused with PAT (Portable Appliance Testing), Fixed Wire Testing looks at your building’s fitted electrical infrastructure whilst PAT looks specifically at what you plug into that electrical infrastructure, i.e. the distribution board not your computer.

Think of your Fixed Wire Test like you’re MOT. Without it, your car’s not road-worthy. You could botch it, but is it really worth it to risk lives?

The frequency of your electrical inspection and testing depends on a number of factors, including the type of building, its occupancy, the dependency on electrical equipment and the type of electrical equipment installed. 

For example, commercial and educational establishments, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels and public houses are all recommended to have Fixed Wire Testing every 5 years

However, cinemas are recommended to have Fixed Wire Testing every 1-3 years, whilst swimming pools, launderettes and petrol stations are recommended to have this every year. 

Construction sites are even more frequent with the recommendation being every 3 months!

Not sure how often your premises ought to have Fixed Wire Testing?

This is typically detailed in your risk assessment by a competent specialist, but if you’re not sure, give us a holla and we’ll be happy to help!

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You Are Also Advised to Have an EICR When:

There is a change of occupancy

There is a change in the use of the premises

You've had additions or alterations made to the original installation

A noticeable change/increase in the electrical installation has been found

Damage, such as flooding or other environmental influences, are believed to have had an impact on the installation

Your Fixed Wire Testing Entails:

Uncovering any safety risks which need addressing

Establishing if there has been any wear and tear, or damage

Revealing if any electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded

Include both visual inspections and electrical testing to determine the integrity of cables and connected devices

Messy Wires

Does your electrics cupboard resemble something like this? During your Fixed Wire Test we'll pick up on things like this which can be a big threat to your safety and compliance.

We Do Fixed Wire Testing For:

At WFP, we understand that no two buildings are the same. Our customer base is pretty diverse and above are some of the biggest commercial sectors we cater to. Here’s a look at the kinds of premises we look after…

Offices

Dental Practices

Schools

Factories

Retail Stores

And many more!

You're in Safe Hands!

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We’re accredited by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). We’re also BAFE and SSAIB accredited so we’re fully fledged specialists at your service!

That means we’re certified by reputable third party bodies, so you can trust you’re in the trusted hands of experts who know what they’re doing.

We are also approved EV charging OZEV installers with approvals from a number of electric charge point manufacturers, such as EV Box and myenergi (Zappi).

The All-in-One Safety Solution For Your Building:

Bring all your fire, security, CCTV and electrical needs under one roof with our comprehensive and tailored ‘All-in-One’ service. 

It’s smart and it’s simple! Here’s how you and your business will benefit:

Less Confusion

One number to call and one trusted team, whatever the problem

Time & Energy-Efficient

Get everything sorted together in one swift visit

Less Hassle

Cut out paperwork with just one contract and renewal for everything

Full Protection

Always stay safe and legally compliant too with everything fully covered

Best Value for Money

Monthly payment options and built-in discounts

Free 24/7 Support

Expert advice on the end of the phone, whenever you need it from our excellent Service and Technical teams

If you’d like to simplify your systems and reap the benefits, we should talk. Click the button below to send an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

Request a Call Back!

Get in touch to book your survey or to talk about how we can help protect your business and your people. Whether you’re looking for a repair, an upgrade, or an entirely new installation or maintenance provider, chances are we’re the ones for you. Please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch asap!