The importance of electrical maintenance for factories

Electrical maintenance is an important part of any industry. But for factories and industrial settings, where the risks can be higher, this is even more important. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. We work with companies and businesses, across a variety of industries, throughout the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about electrical maintenance for factories.

What is the importance of electrical maintenance for factories?

Maintaining the electrical equipment, appliances and circuity in your factory or industrial setting is essential for the safety and security of your premises. But why? Well, without the correct maintenance, a multitude of issues could occur, including:

  • Electrical fires and electric shocks- these are the biggest risks associated with any electrical equipment. Generally speaking, these will only occur when an electrical fault has occurred, but electrical maintenance can protect against these faults, including:
    • faults caused by wear and tear and degradation of circuits and connectors over time
    • faults that occur from a faulty appliance
    • faults caused by surging currents or circuit overload
  • Legal requirements- all business properties are required by law to keep the electrical equipment safe and well maintained to prevent accidents and injuries at work. As a result, failure to regularly maintain electrical equipment and check for potential hazards can see disastrous consequences for you and your factory should anything go wrong. This can include hefty fines and even jail time.
  • Extend the longevity of the equipment- the lifespan of your electrical appliances and equipment can be extended with regular maintenance. This is because any problems can be resolved before they develop into more complicated, complex issues or full breakdowns.

For more information or advice, or for professional support, electrical installation, or repair, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.