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Does Your Business Need an Electrical Compliance Manager?

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22/04/2021
does your business need an electrical compliance manager?

Electrical compliance is a vital consideration for any business. With that in mind, many organisations will look into the possibility of hiring a dedicated electrical compliance manager. As with any new recruit, you’ll need to weigh up what they will do and whether the role is necessary within your business.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at electrical compliance managers to help with your decision.

What does an electrical compliance manager do?

Electrical compliance managers are responsible for ensuring your business is compliant with all the relevant regulations. That includes:

  • PAT testing
  • Electrical installation condition reports (EICR)
  • Emergency lighting
  • Fire alarm servicing

Electrical compliance managers may operate in a hands-on capacity, where they assess and inspect electrical systems and appliances. However, doing so would require extensive experience and qualifications. In most cases, they will simply stay up to date with the regulations and manage contractors who will take care of each area of electrical compliance.

Is there an alternative?

With a range of penalties for electrical non-compliance, it’s simply not worth it for businesses to try and avoid their responsibilities. However, electrical compliance managers are not the only option available if you want to stay in line.

Given that many compliance managers simply outsource the actual testing and assessment, a logical alternative is to contact an electrical compliance specialist who can manage the whole process on your behalf.

This would effectively cut out the middle man when it comes to electrical compliance, given that your company will typically need to pay for the specialist services anyway. With the average compliance manager salary exceeding £37,000, according to Payscale, it could save you a significant amount of money.

What’s best for your business?

Whether or not you need an electrical compliance manager comes down to the circumstances of your business. If you’re based in the UK and simply want them to manage electrical compliance, then dedicated electrical compliance services are usually an easier, more cost-effective alternative.

However, if you’re looking for someone to manage various different areas of compliance – such as environmental, health and safety or ethical standards – then a dedicated compliance manager will likely be the best fit.

Electrical compliance taken care of

If you need someone to manage your company’s electrical compliance, Volta Compliance can help. Our certified electricians can inspect, test and maintain your electrical systems, appliances, lighting and fire alarms to maintain compliance and keep your staff safe.

From PAT testing to EICR, we’re on hand throughout West Yorkshire to assist with your electrical compliance needs. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact our team on 0113 397 1361.

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.