Electrical items are used every day by everyone. While we may take these for granted, they can be dangerous pieces of equipment and must be used with care and caution. So, whether at home, in a work place, or in a public area, electrical items must be maintained and regularly inspected to ensure they are kept in perfect working order.
What are Electrical Inspections?
An electrical inspection is a procedure performed to ensure that electrical items are in perfect working order. Wiring and fittings will be checked to avoid anybody receiving electric shocks or burns from high temperatures, parts that do not meet regulations will be refitted, and damage from any wear and tear will be reported for replacement. The results will then be recorded to ensure that everything is safe to use until the next inspection.
Due to the importance of this work, it is vital that the procedure is carried out by a qualified electrical contractor. Do not try to undertake any checks or inspections yourself, as it is very easy to hurt and injure yourself when handling electricity. Speak to us at B&D Electrical Liverpool to ensure that any work is carried out safely and thoroughly.
Are Electrical Inspections Legally Required?
The Health and Safety at Work Act makes regular electrical inspections a legal requirement in offices and workplaces. As an employer, it is your duty to ensure your workforce has a safe place to work and carry out their duties. Regular electrical inspections are also statutory requirements in all commercial properties and where the public can gain access. An Electrical Installation Condition Report must be performed on all electrical items, and they must be qualified as safe to use.
If you are a landlord, you will also need to make sure that all electrical equipment and installations in your houses are regularly inspected, to ensure your tenant’s safety. This falls under the Consumer Protection Act, and there are huge fines and consequences if these are neglected.
There are no excuses for not arranging regular electrical inspections, as failing to do so can cause huge dangers. Contact us on 0151 482 5534 to discuss your requirements and protect yourself and those around you from unnecessary risks.