10 Apr Why you should leave your electrical maintenance to a professional
Electrical maintenance might not be the most exciting thing your business considers over the next year, but it might just be the most important in terms of safety.
Annual inspections performed by a NICEIC approved contractor will ensure that your electrical installations are safe for you and the public. Electrical accidents caused by worn-out wiring and circuits can be avoided with electrical maintenance. And, the longer you leave your electrical installations unattended, the higher the chances are of an accident.
Leave it to the professionals
Electrical maintenance should be performed exclusively by professionals, to comply with BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations). After maintenance, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) will be provided to you.
We recommend regular electrical maintenance for tech-dependent businesses with IT infrastructure, and businesses that simply need to keep the lights on. The simple fact is this – electrical maintenance will guarantee uptime for your business and significantly reduce the risk of electrical accidents, and all at minimal cost.
Routine electrical maintenance includes visually checking your electrical systems and testing them. Any necessary minor repairs will be made upon your instruction, and any major problems will be uncovered which you will be consulted about.
In addition to the services above, routine maintenance can also include appliance testing which we recommend as necessary every 6 months for industrial buildings. For example, if you operate lathe machines or other machinery, these will need to be tested.
The law requires that employers must ensure that all electrical equipment in their business is safe. This stretches from servers to toasters. Routine maintenance provides a guarantee that all equipment is safe, at the point of inspection, for complete peace of mind.
The Electrical Installation Condition Report you receive will detail any observed damage, deterioration or defects to your electrical system. It will also detail any observed failures in safety standards. If your electrical system is old and damaged, then your Electrical Installation Condition Report may list your system as ‘unsatisfactory’, which basically means that immediate action is required to bring it up to the required safety standards.
Routine Maintenance from Brightlec
Electrical maintenance is our bread and butter. We will come out to you and inspect your whole electrical installation. We will make any repairs that are necessary, and we will always consult you before doing any work. To find out more about our services, call us on Freephone 0800 9788 168 or 0113 894 1968 or send us a message here.