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 orange button below to submit a few details and we’ll be right back in touch!

Your electrical safety's 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

WE DO FIXED WIRE TESTING FOR...

Offices

Dental Practices

Schools

Factories

Retail Stores

And many more!

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. We also work with a number of property and facilities management companies, helping them to fulfil their clients’ electrical safety requirements. Let’s get started in keeping your people safe and your premises legally compliant!

What is fixed wire testing & when do I need it?

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!

As well as your periodic inspection, you are also advised to have Fixed Wire Testing and a revision of your 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

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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The 4 stages of your Fixed Wire Testing:

STEP 1: BRIEF & SURVEY

Once you've reached out, we'll listen to all your needs and requirements to understand your building and what you're looking for in an electrical testing provider.

It could be that you require your testing to be carried out during out-of-hours, which is often the case as it is an invasive job which require power outage, and this can be a huge inconvenience (especially if you are customer-facing).

If you have a previous EICR report then we can provide a quotation with this information, as it'll explain the number of circuits you have, but if you do not have this then we will need to carry out a survey of your building at a convenient time for you to ascertain and propose an accurate costing.

STEP 2: YOUR INSPECTION

Once you're happy to go ahead we'll get you all booked in for your inspection at a time and date which suits you.

During Step 1 we'll also talk to you about thermal testing which can detect heat to see if there's any insidious faults on the horizon, so if this is something you opted for then we'll pair your inspection with this.

Your inspection will be carried out in complete accordance and compliance with BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations, so no sweat there!

Your Fixed Wire Testing will look at:

STEP 3: Your Report

Following your inspection visit, we'll issue you with your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which is your legal document and evidence of your due diligence.

It will be valid until the date your next Fixed Wiring Test is due. Make sure to keep it in a safe and easily accessible place for easy reference.

Of course, if any remedial work is needed which has been flagged during your inspection, we'll talk you through this and propose a plan of action, taking into account the priorities and your budget.

STEP 4: 24/7 SUPPORT

As standard for all of our customers, when you use us you'll have unlimited access to our telephone support line.

Our Service Desk Team are on hand whenever you need us to offer advice, schedule in any emergency call-outs and make sure you're properly looked after in-between your inspection visits.

That's right - we're there for you not just once every 5 years, or whenever your Fixed Wire Test is due - we've always got your back.

WHY ELSE CHOOSE WFP FOR YOUR FIXED WIRE TESTING?

We’re not just service providers, we’re your fully-fledged support network. 

As we’re specialists in fire and security, as well as being expert electricians, you’ve got the benefit of consolidating all of your services with us to save you time and money. 

You were probably just looking for Fixed Wire Testing when you landed on this page, but you’ll be pleased to know we’re the multi-service service provider you didn’t know you even needed.

From pay monthly options and extended warranties to 24/7 support and all-round epic customer care, we’ll help make managing your premises’ electrical safety (and overall health and safety) a doddle.

Check out the video to the right to see why our customers choose us time and time again, or hit the buttons below to view our reviews.

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We're consistently rated 5 stars!
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YOUR All-in-One MAINTENANCE Solution

Bring all your fire, security, CCTV and electrical needs under one roof with our comprehensive and tailored ‘All-in-One’ maintenance solution. It’s smart and simple!

Here’s how you and your business will benefit:

ONE NUMBER TO CALL!

Forget juggling multiple providers with one trusted team!

FULL PROTECTION

Always stay safe and compliant with us, as we'll remind you well in advance when visits are due.

TIME & ENERGY EFFICIENT

Fewer engineer visits mean less inconvenience for you and a reduced carbon footprint!

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

Enjoy flexible maintenance packages built to your needs, spares packs & the option to pay monthly.

LESS HASSLE

Cut paperwork with just one contract and renewal for everything.

UNLIMITED 24/7 SUPPORT

Got a question or need technical support? We're on hand for all of your needs 24/7, 365!

If you’d like to simplify 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!

YOU'RE IN SAFE HANDS...

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We’re accredited by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

Plus other fire and security certified bodies include BAFE and SSAIB, so you know you’re in trusted and capable hands. That means we’re regulated and inspected so you can trust that you’re getting the support you need from accredited specialists who consistently pass quality checks.

We’ve been shortlisted for national awards such as the London Construction Awards, and as a member of the Fire Industry Association (FIA), you can also trust that our team is thoroughly trained and up-to-date on all industry standards.

AREAS WE COVER

Serving 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

Contact us today to book your survey or to find out more about how we can help protect your business. Whether you’re looking for a repair, upgrade, installation or maintenance provider, we look forward to showing you what WFP can do. Simply fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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