Fixed Wire Testing (EICR) in Newcastle and the North East of England

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Electrical Testing and Safety Certificates for your Business

Whilst our primary business is that of a PAT testing company it is important that our clients can benefit from having just one electrical contractor on their books, so we have the capability to also provide other electrical testing services including fixed wiring inspections (EICR) as well as other electrical testing services. If you have any electrical testing needs please get in touch to see how we can help you.

Fixed Wiring Inspections for commercial properties in the North East

  • NICEIC certification ensures compliance with HSE, insurance and Local Authority requirements 
  • All circuits will be tested with detailed inspection of accessories etc. 
  • Updated distribution board schedules will be produced, making future inspections safer and easier.
  • All documentation including risk assessments/method statements available
  • No additional charges for any ‘out of hours’ work needed
  • Ability to omit essential items that can’t be turned off
  • The NICEIC Electrical Installation Condition Report covers the installation for up to 5 years
  • Extra discounts if you use our PAT Testing service too 

We provide Fixed Wire Testing in Newcastle Upon Tyne and across the North East

Electrical Testing of the mains wiring and electrical appliances

We provide fixed wiring inspections for commercial premises, schools and landlords property. If you require any of that please complete our contact form to request a quotation.

Get a full Electrical Installation Certificate Report with minimal disruption to your business

If you need an electrical safety certificate for your premises we have fully qualified, NICEIC registered electricians who cover Newcastle Upon Tyne, the North East and the rest of the UK who can help. 

Our electricians will inspect and test your ‘fuse boards’ and provide you with the electrical safety certificate you need to comply with the regulations. 

An up to date inspection will help you to correct any issues that have arisen since the system was installed, bringing safety measures up to date. 

We carry out safety inspections in commercial workplaces, schools and rental properties. 

Our electrical inspector does a very detailed electrical safety check to find all faults, and offers options for rectifying them, giving you peace of mind that your wiring is safe. 

A thorough inspection will take at least 2 hours so be wary of anyone completing it in less than an hour – some of these cheaper offers do just that! 

Our inspection covers all aspects of the wiring installation including:

  1. Condition of the wiring installed
  2. Condition of the installation of each circuit
  3. Check circuits are wired correctly 
  4. Check earthing, bonding and termination of gas and water supplies
  5. Check for signs of overheating
  6. Check for overloading and incorrect use of accessories
  7. Check the protection is correct
  8. Check the use of RCDs
  9. etc. etc. to make sure you’re complying with the Electrical Wiring Regulations. 

To comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 all employers and landlords are required to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where it may exist, as their duty of care. Electrical testing can cover a multitude of options including testing the mains wiring, and the appliances. 

The only way to ensuring your duties are performed and adequate records are kept is by carrying out a Periodic Electrical Test and Inspection in accordance with BS7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations)

If you follow this practice you can be sure your obligations have been met under the Health and Safety at Work Act so far as electrical safety is concerned, and more importantly that your staff, other users, buildings and possessions are safe.

Having regular tests professionally undertaken means that your insurance company should pay out in the event of a claim arising from an electrical fault or fire.

In addition to getting the fixed wiring tested you should also get portable appliances PAT tested too, as an additional safety measure. 

Our NICEIC approved electrical inspectors are experienced professionals in providing safe and efficient fixed wire testing that meets all statutory requirements. The electricians we use operate for us on a sub-contract basis, and own their own electrical testing companies. 

As electrical safety providers, we offer our services throughout the north east, meaning one account and one point of contact regardless of the number of sites or jobs conducted.

We can carry out a free initial survey of your electrical installation to enable us to compile a bespoke, cost-effective testing package and quotation to ensure full compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and all current health and safety requirements.

Alternatively we can provide you with a price based on the information you provide us with in the contact form below. 

Following the inspection, an NICEIC computer-generated Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is produced, detailing (if found) any items of non-compliance requiring attention.

We can (if requested) produce a quotation for defect rectification, or a third party or in-house maintenance operative can attend to this work.

All fixed wiring installation testing is carried out by an NICEIC registered contractor. 

What will the Electrical Installation Condition Report show?

The electrical installation should be safe for continued use. 

Inspectors will use the following classification codes to indicate where a property owner must undertake remedial work.

Code 1 (C1): Danger present. Risk of injury. The electrical inspector may make any C1 hazards safe before leaving the property.
Code 2 (C2): Potentially dangerous.
Further Investigation (FI): Further investigation required without delay.
Code 3 (C3): Improvement recommended. Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory.

If codes C1 or C2 are identified in on the report, then remedial work will be required. The report will state the installation is unsatisfactory for continued use.

If an inspector identifies that further investigative work is required (FI), the owner must also ensure this is carried out.

The C3 classification code does not indicate remedial work is required, but only that improvement is recommended. 

Contact us about your fixed wire testing

In order to provide you with a quote for fixed wiring inspection we need to know the size of your property and how many circuits are involved; to do that we either need to see the site ourselves or you need to provide us with the information so, we will need from you:

  • The number of circuits and ideally a photograph of each fuse board in the property
  • A photograph of the main electricity supply into the property (the meter)
  • The full address of the property

If you can’t provide the above we will need to arrange to visit the property. 

Please email the information and photographs to info@draelectricals.co.uk

All our Electrical Testing Services

PAT testing

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EICR Fixed wire testing

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Thermal Imaging

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Emergency Lighting

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Risk Assessments

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Landlord Safety Check Packages

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Contact us about your fixed wiring requirements