To keep your business functional and safe, periodical inspections of your electrical installations are a must. Read on for what you need to know to safeguard your assets – people and equipment – from dangers in the workplace.
An electrical inspection does what it says on the tin. As a detailed and rigorous check of all electrical installations and equipment, it ensures safety by avoiding hazards.
Electrical inspections must carried out by a highly experienced competent, who ‘possesses, as appropriate to the nature of work being undertaken, adequate education, training and practical skills, and who is able to perceive risks and avoid hazards which electricity can create” – according to the BS 7671 standards.
It is essential that your business and staff are compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) and the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). Certain types of inspections need to have been successfully carried out in order for your business to be deemed safe.
There are no set times or deadlines for inspections to be carried out. But they must be done periodically in order to ensure that equipment is working correctly and everything is properly risk assessed. The frequency of your inspections depends on the –
The HSE provides additional guidance on the frequency of your inspections.
With a wealth of experience and knowledge in both installations and equipment, Volta Compliance can help with periodic electrical inspections throughout Yorkshire. That includes small and large appliances, your electrical installation, fire alarms, lighting, and emergency lighting.
Get a bespoke quote based on your requirements by calling our team on 0113 397 1361 or emailing [email protected].