What testing will cover your business for electrical safety and compliance laws?
Keeping up to date with all the legislation, plus regulations and standards that surround electrical safety in the work place can be time consuming and confusing. Ensuring that you and your business are operating in a safe environment and maintaining electrical compliance with safety legislation is absolutely crucial.
The most effective way to ensure compliance with health and safety law is to perform regular testing and inspection of both fixed electrical installations and portable appliances, this must be done by qualified electricians.
A business should schedule testing of both visual inspections and tests. Electrical inspection and testing procedures are determined by the type of installation:
Initial Verification Inspection and Testing: For new build or alterations to fixed electrical installations
Periodic Inspection and Testing: Fixed wire tests of existing electrical installations
Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing: Portable electrical appliances
In addition, basic, visual inspections of electrical equipment (both fixed installations and portable appliances) carried out on a regular basis can identify faults and defects before they develop into a serious hazard.
Fixed Wire testing is mandated by law. In order to adhere to the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, employers are required by law to ensure that all electrical equipment and wiring is serviced on a regular basis.
Moreover, insurance providers, licencing bodies, and landlords frequently stipulate in contracts that regular fixed wire testing is necessary. Regular fixed wire testing must be scheduled; failure to do so may constitute a contract violation.
The amount of testing necessary to ensure compliance varies depending on the environment and is influenced by a number of variables, including the installation's use, operation, and other external effects.
The business owner will be in violation of the law if they cannot demonstrate that all electrical installation work done on their property complies with specified electrical safety regulations.
To help ensure that you and your business are complying with all relevent electrical safety legislation, Protest ES Ltd are happy to meet with you at your business premises and give you some guidance and advice.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 | email@example.com.