Month: November 2020
Many of us are all too aware of the dangers that can come from faulty electrical installations at work – but too few of us realise just how important a thorough electrical test and inspection really is.
What Needs to be Tested?
In short, everything! Every piece of electrical equipment should be regularly inspected to ensure that there are no signs of damage. A much more thorough test should be done every 3 to 5 five years depending on usage.
Damage to electrical equipment can be caused by a number of factors, such as general wear and tear, excessive electrical load and ageing equipment. Sometimes, we cannot always see the damage, so it’s important to get the right expert to make sure.
What can Happen if I do not Have my Premises Checked?
Firstly, you may miss a potential safety hazard that could end in disaster for you, or potentially your employees. Electricity is the biggest culprit of fires in the workplace. Each year, around 1000 electrical accidents are reported.
Secondly, you could be breaching safety regulations by not having your equipment regularly checked or maintained, so it is imperative that you stay up to date with these and you’re aware of your obligations.
What Other Benefits are There?
As well as preventing hazards, you could also be saving your business money in the longer term by spotting the early signs of your electrical equipment deteriorating. Often in these cases, an electrician may be able to fix the equipment before it becomes a much bigger, and expensive problem to fix.
Our experienced and dedicated team of experts at DRF Electrical ensure that your electrical equipment is checked, tested and fully compliant. As well as our responsive repair service, we also offer preventative servicing and maintenance as well as maintenance contracts to offer you complete peace of mind.
Get in touch today on 01132 578 212, or you can reach us online.