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In its drive to be a Total Solutions Provider, leading power support company Merlin Power Management, has expanded its range of services with the introduction of Fixed Wire Testing. Established in partnership with the market leader in the Electrical Safety Testing industry, the introduction of Fixed Wire Testing enables Merlin to offer customers testing on the entire electrical infrastructure of a building including cabling, LV & HV switchgear and UPS.
Fixed Wire Testing, also known as Periodic Testing, is fast becoming a statutory requirement of many insurance companies due to the growing amount of technology and equipment being used in today’s environment.
Many insurance companies are now requesting FWT certificates before they provide a quotation. Testing is normally undertaken every five years in a commercial or public building, every three years in a factory and annually in a hotel, restaurant, theatre or dwelling.
A mandatory requirement under the “Electricity at Work Regulations 1989”, Fixed Wire Testing is carried out on all circuits, electrical installations and individual sockets as well as conductors, switching devices, cabling, etc.