Electrical safety at work
If you’re an employer, you’re legally responsible for the safety of your employees and contractors when it comes to electrical equipment. Your obligations are set out in the Electricity at Work Regulations (numbers 4 and 16), the Health and Safety Executive Guidance Note GS27 and the Institute of Electrical Engineers Wiring Regulations BS7671. These put the onus on employers to maintain all electrical installations in a safe condition. This isn’t something you can afford to take chances with. In order to be sure you’re doing what you need to, it’s worth engaging a skilled and experienced commercial electrician.
Over 2,500 people are killed or injured as a result of electrical fires every year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deals with over 1,000 reports of accidents at work relating to electric shock or burns, around 30 of which are fatal. Your electrical installations should be tested regularly to ensure that they comply with British Standards BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations . The recommended frequency of checks for a commercial installation varies from once a year to longer, depending upon the level of usage. These checks should also include portable equipment, which is a major cause of fire both domestically and in the workplace. Employers are legally required to have a program of inspection and testing in place for all portable appliances on their premises.
Keeping things safe
At NEC Electrical, our qualified and experienced commercial electricians can undertake all aspects of commercial work to put your mind at rest and keep your business safe. We can help you start from scratch with a new installation or upgrade and maintain existing installations according to your requirements. Our services include 3 phase new installations, full rewires, refurbishment and upgrades, as well as maintenance. We can carry out tests and inspections and run diagnostic fault finding checks. As part of our range of tests and inspections, we offer Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).
All aspects of your electrical installations
Our safety checks and inspections will ensure that everything is as it should be and compliant with all relevant regulations. We can also help out with other aspects of your business. We can install, maintain and service security alarms and lighting, door entry systems and CCTV. In addition to security, we also cover data cabling, flood lighting, fire alarms and emergency lighting, installed to BS 5266 standards. We do everything by the book and never cut corners.
Whether you’re looking at a new installation, a re-wire or a refurbishment, our commercial electricians can do the job for you. All work is carried out to the highest standards of professionalism and covers all of your obligations as an employer. Our tests and inspections are thorough and rigorous and will give you peace of mind. And we can also help out with a whole range of other things, such as security technology, fire alarms and lighting. With over twenty five years’ experience and public liability and indemnity insurance to Â£2 million, you can be certain you’re in safe hands.