Electrical safety inspection

Electrical fires pose a high risk to individuals and property. Fires are commonly caused by loose electrical connections, failing insulation and poor maintenance of electrical equipment.

Good practice, and legislative requirements demand preventative action, for example: disconnecting, isolating and making safe any defect which constitutes an electrical hazard to persons, or property.

An electrical safety inspection is one way to manage the risk of fire.  Ordinarily, these inspections result in a list of recommended actions necessary to bring an installation to an electrically safe condition (meets the electrical regulatory safety obligations (Electrical (Safety) Regulations 2010)

An electrical safety inspection can:

  • Increase overall safety of operations
  • Extend electrical installation life through proper maintenance 
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Reduce or eliminate emergency repair costs and downtime
  • Help forecast possible installation breakdowns
  • Identify parts required for maintenance shutdowns.

Next time you are talking to your client (especially those that are responsible for factories and industrial businesses), you could discuss the advantages of having a suitably qualified electrical worker carryout an electrical safety inspection.

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