Why electrical safety testing is vital

Electrical problems can be fatal

Sorry to start this on a rather solemn note, but if there’s one thing that’s often overlooked in business, it’s the importance of electrical safety. This is because electricity isn’t something you can see; it powers the lighting, tools and systems relied on by your teams, yet if any faults exist, it’s rarely obvious.

An electrical hazard within your workplace could prove fatal. And no one wants that. This is why electrical safety testing is absolutely vital and is something our customers return to time and again after we’ve delivered that all-important first inspection report.

Don’t leave this to chance; let us help you become electrically safe and ensure your workplace doesn’t contain any hidden dangers.

Common electrical injuries

Any device, tool or appliance that is used within your business premises carries a degree of electrical risk. If a fault develops, there’s a chance it could result in a serious injury for one of your workers or customers.

There are typically four main types of injuries that can be sustained from electrical faults:

  • Shocks
  • Burns
  • Falls
  • Electrocution

The above injuries can occur at any time and without warning if there are unknown electrical faults within your business. Our team will find the source of any problems and ensure they don’t result in any of the injuries above.

Why is electrical safety testing undertaken?

We conduct electrical safety tests for our clients because they are designed to identify the potential risks inherent within their businesses. We don’t expect our customers to be aware of them or to be able to find such faults themselves; it’s why our team is highly trained in electrical safety.

If you don’t have a handle on electrical safety in your company, that isn’t unusual, but it does need addressing. This is why it’s best to rely on the services of an external electrical testing company - and our countless years of experience means we’re the best you’ll find!

How does electrical safety testing work?

After an initial consultation, our team will set aside a convenient date to visit your premises and conduct a thorough check of your entire electrical system.

This will include the following:

  • checks for obvious defects or damage to plugs, extension sockets and connectors;
  • investigation of all flexible cords to ensure they’re correctly anchored to plugs, extension sockets and equipment;
  • checks of all operating controls on electrical equipment to ensure they are in good working order and properly secure;
  • making sure all guards and electrical covers are correctly installed and secured to the manufacturers specifications; and
  • a routine check of all potential safety hazards relating to cabling and appliance placement.

We will also check for faults within the stuff you can’t see, such as the electrical cables that run through trunking and behind walls. No stone will be left unturned and you’ll be left with a clear, jargon-free report.

Contact us today

You can’t claim to operate within a safe working environment if you don’t have regular electrical safety tests. Call our friendly, highly-experienced team today for more details on how we can help your business become electrically safe.

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