Electrical testing – starting 2021 the compliant way

8 January 2021

Here at Electrical Testers, we understand that the safety of your business premises and the staff within is of the utmost importance. Despite the country once again shifting into a national lockdown and many staff members having to work from home, the compliance of your commercial building should remain firmly on the agenda.

In this blog post, we explore the importance of being compliant with the relevant electrical testing codes of practice for 2021 and beyond. 

Electrical safety compliance at your workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) along with other organisations regularly produce and update their guidance on electrical safety at work. As a result, there’s a long list of regulations that companies have to comply with to ensure a good standard of electrical safety by law.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 are just a handful of regulations that businesses with commercial premises must adhere to. The best way to ensure fully compliance across all legislation is through regular, thorough and professional electrical testing.

Electricity is still a very real danger in the UK

Other than complying to the latest rules and regulations, enlisting an expert like us to complete electrical testing and inspection on your behalf at your business premises is the key to reducing risks within the workplace and keeping all those that use your building safe.

Despite the UK’s high standard of electrical safety, electricity still presents a very real danger in residential, commercial and industrial properties. It’s responsible for more than 20,000 accidental fires per year nationwide, with misuse, faulty electrical goods and outdated wiring just some of the primary causes.

Start 2021 right and make sure you are compliant

We recommend regular inspection of all electrical equipment alongside professional electrical testing every three to five years. This timescale however will vary depending on your usage of electrical equipment.

By utilising our reputable electrical safety services, you can ensure full compliance with the latest legislation; prevent hazards to keep all those working within and visiting your commercial premises safe; and ultimately save your business time and money by detecting electrical faults before they become bigger, more expensive to fix issues.

Please contact us today to discuss the electrical testing and fire safety needs of your business premises.

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