One thing that people tend to forget when it comes to electrical systems, whether that be electrical wiring or appliances, is to have regular inspections and tests. You might think that, once it is installed you don’t need to worry about it, but this isn’t the case at all. Here are some reasons as to why your systems should have regular checks.
One of the main reasons as to why your electrical systems should have regular inspections is to ensure the safety of the people that are using them. After time, wires might start to become worn and appliances can start to deteriorate; as such, regular checks will make sure tenants, employees, and the public are in a safe environment.
It is the Law
For many businesses, it is a statutory requirement that electrical inspections and tests are maintained on a regular basis. Under the BS 7671 IEE Regulations 2008, the maximum periods allowed between periodic electrical tests or inspections for commercial installations can vary depending on the environment.
For example, short-term installations need to be inspected every few months, whereas fire alarms and buildings open to the public need to be tested once every year.
It Can Help Detect Potential Electrical Faults
By regularly checking the electrical components of your business premises, you can find out what parts could potentially lead to electrical faults. This could be due to a faulty connection between wires or the appliances that are used.
This links directly to safety, so it is vital that every part of the electrical system is tested by a qualified professional.
When it comes to the work environment, it is the responsibility of the business owners to ensure that the company premises are safe for everyone that works there and any third parties that enter the environment. At B&D Electrical Liverpool Ltd, our highly qualified electricians will be able to help you if you need inspection testing.
If you would like to know more, then please get in touch today on 0151 482 5534 and we will be more than happy to help with any enquiries you may have.