Keeping Employees and Public Safe from Electrical Hazards15 Jan 2012
If you own a building that is used for commercial or residential purposes, you have a duty of care to those who use or visit the premises. One of your responsibilities is to ensure that there are no electrical hazards and that any systems are maintained to prevent or reduce the risk of danger. For workplaces, this includes not only portable electrical equipment, but also electrical wiring. In order to ensure that the property does not have any defects in its wiring, fixed wire testing needs to be carried out by qualified and competent electrical professionals at regular intervals.
The type of building will depend on how often electrical testing and inspection needs to be carried out. Some buildings which are open to the public, such as cinemas, need to be inspected and tested every year, while others may only require inspection every five years. When we carry out your electrical testing, we provide you with a full report of any faults found and how severe they are. This report (and reports of any subsequent repairs, if necessary) is proof that the building is health and safety compliant and meets all legal requirements.
During testing, your installation and equipment will need to be isolated for certain periods of time and so will consequently be out of use. At Elecheck, we understand that your business needs to operate without interruption, and that is why we are always happy to offer this service out of hours to meet your requirements.