Guidelines on Frequency of Periodic Fixed Wire Testing & Inspection
The following table gives guidance on how often an Electrical Installation should have a Test & Inspection carried out.
The contents are industry recommendations and are based upon a number of different factors such as…
- The premises usage.
- The installations age and its subsequent wear and tear.
- The type of installation.
- The standard and frequency of maintenance carried out on the installation.
- The environment the installation resides in.
Buildings Open To The Public
- Particular attention must be taken to comply with S1 1988 No 1057 – Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended).
- S1 1989 No 635 – Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (Regulations 4 & Memorandum).
- See BS5266: Part 1 : 2005 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises other than cinemas and certain other specific premises used for entertertainment.
- Other intervals are recommended for testing operation of batteries and generators.
- See BS 5839: Part 1: 2002 Code of practice for system design installation and servicing (Fire detection and alarms systems for buildings).
- Local Authority Conditions of Licence.
- S1 1995 No 1129 (Clause 27) – Cinematography (Safety) Regulations.
- It is recommended that a caravan is inspected and tested annually if it is used frequently.
(Information taken from IEE guidance note 3)