The statutory requirements for health and safety at work are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health (Electricity at Work) Regulations 2009 and it provides the basic statutory framework for electrical safety in the workplace. It requires that, inter alia, all electrical installations be kept in a safe condition so as to prevent danger.
Serious injury can occur when live electrical parts are exposed and can be touched, or when metalwork, supposedly earthed, becomes live at a dangerous voltage. Very often these risks are due to poor electrical installations or deterioration over time. These risks can be minimized by regular inspection and testing of installations.
We provide comprehensive periodic inspections and testing of electrical installations in line with International Standards, to ensure safe working conditions and compliance with regulations. A periodic inspection of an electrical installation is necessary and the interval depends on the type of building. Hotels for example requires a periodic inspection every 5 years.
We audit installations for safety, testing wiring and equipment to BS 7671, including RCD, insulation, polarity and earth loop tests, and produce recommendations for upgrading and compliance with regulations. We can also design, procure and supervise remedial works required.