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Periodic Test and Inspection (EICR)

Whatever facility you are running, it is tough enough without the worry of whether you comply with all current legislation. MET Group removes any concerns by designing a planned, recorded statutory inspection programme that occurs automatically, every year.
One of the most overlooked statutory inspections is that of your electrical power distribution system.

All employers have legal obligations under the health & safety at work Act 1974 and the Electricity at work Regulations 1989 to ensure that electrical installations and equipment in places of work are safe.  The Periodic Test and Inspection commonly known as “Fixed Wire Testing” is one method of ensuring your electrical distribution system is safe.

MET Group offers a range of Testing and Inspection programmes that can be tailored to suit your facility. We only provide experienced engineers certified to City & Guilds 2360/2391 and IET Wiring Regulations (18th Edition) qualifications.
We operate under NICEIC accreditation, who verify all our engineers and procedures. This gives you peace of mind and ensures that our work is to the highest standards.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, states  that employers have a legal obligation to ensure that electrical installations are designed, constructed and maintained “in such a manner as to be safe at all times.”
In order to comply with the law, the condition of your electrical system should be monitored by regular statutory testing and inspection, and records of the statutory electrical testing should be kept and maintained.

The statutory EICR or Periodic Test and Inspection “Fixed Wire Testing” is your way of ensuring your electrical distribution system is safe and complies to British Standard BS7671:2008 18th Edition (IET Wiring Regulations and Guidance Notes).

MET Group is accredited with the NICEIC who check that our electrical engineers and technicians are certified to City & Guilds 2360 and 2391 and carry out the EICR or Periodic Test and Inspection to IET Wiring Regulations 2018 and covers the following: -

Part 1: The Statutory Electrical Testing Programme

  • On arrival at site, our technicians will walk the site with you to identify all the areas that have been previously agreed against our quoted scope of work.

  • A site attendance plan and component testing itinerary will be agreed to ensure we minimise disruption to your administration or production areas.

  • Our technicians will sign in and undergo any site-specific Health & Safety training/induction.

  • The equipment to be tested will be disconnected from the mains supply.

  • The testing will proceed against our pre-agreed itinerary.

  • Faults identified will be brought to the notice of your designated person for further instructions.

  • Our technicians will work through the itinerary until completed.

  • When we complete an area, we will notify your designated person and start the testing and inspection in the next area of the programme of work.

  • A full report is generated and reviewed to prioritise any remedial work.
     

Part 2: How we comply with BS7671:2008 18th Edition

  1. Visual Inspection

  2. Continuity of Protective Conductors and Earthed Equipotential Bonding

  3. Polarity

  4. Earth Loop Impedance

  5. Insulation Resistance

  6. Operation of Devices for Isolation and Switching

  7. Operation of Residual Current Devices (RCD)

  8. Points to consider about Periodic Testing

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