The modern term for Fixed Wire Testing is an EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report, previously known as a Periodic Inspection Report. An EICR is an inspection and test of the fixed electrical installation in a domestic dwelling or a commercial premises.
During an EICR we will check the wiring, accessories (sockets and switches), lighting, and switchgear. Our inspector will carry out a visual inspection and dead/live electrical testing to assess the condition of the electrical installation.
After the visit will issue the EICR and it will either be a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory outcome. We will also highlight any electrical defects with the relevant code level, and advise of any recommendations to make the electrical installation fully compliant with the latest regulations.
We offer a full remedial works service so if the installation has defects rest assured that we can carry out the repairs to fix the problems, and then issue a Satisfactory EICR demonstrating the installation is safe for legal compliance.
With our expert electrical testing London services, we ensure peace of mind and 100% satisfaction every time.
All our services are carried out by fully qualified inspectors and engineers who have undertaken recognised industry-standard training and specialise in electrical testing and compliance.
We offer numerous electrical safety inspection services, including:
Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
A Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) covers the entire fixed electrical system in a house or flat, from consumer units/fuse-boxes to wiring, light fittings, plug sockets and switches. The report will reveal the state of these elements to help ensure your property is safe.
We can advise on your compliance obligations, and we will send reminders for when your Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) inspection is next due.
If repairs to the electrical installation are needed, we offer a full remedial works service to bring the system up to a safe standard.
A Satisfactory rated Domestic EICR every 5 years is a legal requirement for landlords and is strongly recommended/required in some cases for owner occupied homes.
Commercial EICR/Fixed Wire Testing
A Commercial EICR or Fixed Wire Test is an electrical inspection and test of all the fixed wiring, accessories, and switchgear in a business premises. Typical business premises that we regularly carry out EICRs on are offices, schools, commercial units, and warehouses. We are skilled at commercial electrical testing and can work in all commercial environments.
Our inspector will visit your premises and carry out the EICR visit, which involves visual inspections and dead/live electrical testing. We offer EICR visits out of hours, in the evening or on weekends, to minimise disruption to your business operations.
Once the visit is complete, we will send your finalised EICR certificate along with an itemised quotation for any required or recommended repairs. Full advice and support are always available and we offer a complete commercial remedial works service if required.
Home Buyers Electrical Reports
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home you can hire us to carry out a Home Buyers Electrical Report, or a standard Domestic EICR.
Our Homebuyers Electrical Report includes a Domestic EICR but also a written assessment of the condition of the property’s electrical installation from the inspector. Our inspector will also carry out a greater number of checks behind electrical accessories (sockets/switches) to make sure there are no hidden horrors with the wiring.
Emergency Lighting Testing
If you own or manage a commercial or domestic property that has an emergency exit route, then you are legally required to have emergency lighting to illuminate the exit route in the event of a power failure to the normal lighting.
All emergency light systems require regular testing to ensure satisfactory and compliant operation. This is an important part of building maintenance and will help your colleagues or tenants safely exit the property in the event of a fire or emergency when the power has failed.
We offer a complete emergency light testing and emergency lighting installation/repairs service in London, Greater London, and the Southeast.
PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing)
If you are a business owner/manager or landlord, then you’re responsible for maintaining the safety of the electrical appliances that you provide for use by your staff or tenants.
PAT Testing is a way of you proving that your electrical appliances are safe to use, and that you are thereby complying with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 in this regard.
PAT Testing checks the electrical safety of portable and stationary electrical equipment that has a plug top, for example a kettle or a fridge.
FAT Testing checks the electrical safety of fixed electrical equipment that is hard wired into the electrical installation by way of an isolator or a switch, for example an electric induction hob or a water heater.
Our PAT Testing service will highlight which electrical appliances are in safe working condition and flag up any that are not. We provide PAT and FAT testing in London, Greater London and the Southeast.
You might be wondering why electrical testing is important. Well, did you know that more than half of household fires are caused by an electrical fault, due to a lack of electrical inspection and installation testing?
An EICR and PAT testing should be conducted at regular intervals to ensure a satisfactory standard of electrical safety is maintained, it’s also a good idea to look out for warning signs of faulty electrical wiring in your home.
At Hexo Electrical Testing we can take care of all your electrical testing requirements in London whether you be a homeowner, landlord, or a business owner.
We provide our electrical inspection and testing services to both domestic and commercial clients in London, Greater London, and the Southeast:
Whether you’re buying or selling, or keeping on top of your electrics, we offer essential house electrical tests
We provide landlord electrical certificates for all types of tenanted properties, including flats, houses, and HMOs (House of Multiple Occupation)
- Business owners
From factories to offices, shops to schools, we can help your business stay electrically safe and legally compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
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Why choose Hexo Electrical Testing?
We provide EICRs, PAT Testing, Emergency Lighting Testing, and Remedial Electrical Works in London, Greater London, and the Southeast. Our electrical testing services are available for individuals, landlords, and commercial clients.
All our electrical inspectors and engineers are fully qualified and have at least 10 years’ experience.
We can advise you on your electrical compliance and through our suite of electrical testing London services help to keep you and your property electrically safe.
We have a team of fully trained and qualified inspectors and engineers, who provide the very best level of service for Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) and other electrical testing services in London.
All our team have a least 10 years’ experience and always update their qualifications to the latest regulations.
We use the very latest high quality electrical test equipment manufactured by Megger to carry out our dead and live testing.
All our test equipment is calibrated once per year and verified for accurateness once per month.
We are ideally located to provide electrical testing in London, as well as throughout the Southeast.
When it comes to electrical inspections and EICR certificates in London, we’re here for you every step of the way.
We provide electrical testing services in London and the Southeast to all types of clients from homeowners to landlords and commercial clients.
Whether it be a residential flat, house, a HMO, factory, school, sports facility, religious or community hall, office, commercial unit, or any other type of building, we can help.
We believe that it’s important to be totally transparent with pricing.
Our quotations for testing services are clear, fixed, and provided in advance.
Our remedial work quotations are itemised, fixed, and based on the defect code level to make it easy for you to review.
We offer very competitive pricing for EICRs and other services which, when added to the quality of electrical installation testing and remedials on offer, means you get excellent value for money every time you use our services.
See our prices page for more information.
We are registered with and approved by NAPIT, CHAS, Constructionline, Trustmark and our health and safety consultants are BE Accredited Group. See more about our accreditations.
We hold £5 million of public liability insurance cover.
All our inspectors and engineers are highly trained, qualified, and have 10 years’ experience.
All our electrical inspections and remedial works are fully compliant with BS:7671 the national standard for electrical installations. We fully comply with all national and local regulations around electrical testing and repairs.
Our skilled engineers are highly efficient at carrying out domestic and commercial remedial works. From replacement sockets to replacement commercial distribution boards and panels we can help you or your business become electrically safe and compliant.
All our electrical remedial work comes with the appropriate electrical certification, local authority notification, and a 12-month guarantee.
Out of hours appointments at weekends or evenings are available to minimise disruption to your business or your tenants.