Electrical maintenance is one area that businesses often overlook on their list of priorities. However, neglecting to properly maintain your appliance...
Electrical maintenance is one area that businesses often overlook on their list of priorities. However, neglecting to properly maintain your appliances or your building’s electricity can result is some serious consequences.
The European Agency for Health & Safety at Work has released that electrical components such as equipment, plugs, and cables are among some of the greatest hazards in the workplace. Potential hazards include fire, burns, shocks, and the ignition of explosive or flammable atmospheres. Good maintenance from professional Redruth electricians is absolutely essential in keeping the work environment and machines reliable and safe.
The HSA provides the following mandates for employers:
- Any new installation of an electrical system, as well as any extensions or alterations of an existing electrical system, is tested and inspected by a person of electrical competence following completion.
- Any existing electrical installation must be tested by a person of electrical competence from time to time with regard to the location, use, and nature of the equipment, including a report of the completed tests.
- Any and all defects discovered during the inspection and testing must be rectified as soon as possible to prevent any possible danger.
Frequency of Maintenance
The types of testing as well as the frequency of maintenance will vary on your electrical installation, the environment that it is used in, and how often it is used. It is recommended that maintenance be scheduled frequently enough to show a low risk of deterioration which could lead to dangers in the workplace.