Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with companies and businesses in the commercial, residential and industrial sector to provide top quality electrical solutions. This includes electrical maintenance. But what exactly is electrical maintenance, and why is it so important? Well, this is our guide to electrical maintenance options for businesses.
If you want to keep your property, and your employees safe, electrical maintenance is a must. In fact, without correct electrical maintenance in place, it is likely that your appliances will suffer electrical damage, or will cause damage to your sockets and circuitry. This is because electrical wear and tear happens over periods of extended use, and is usually invisible to the user, without being tested with specialist equipment. But this wear and tear, will eventually wear right through, causing an electrical fire, or overloading your circuits. So what should businesses do?
One of the most common forms of electrical maintenance options for businesses is PAT testing. This involves hiring an electrician to test all of your electrical appliances for functionality and performance, and to highlight areas of weakness. As a result, you can get your items repaired or replaced, before serious and extensive damage is caused. At the same time, PAT testing will result in a formal record of the maintenance, and will be useful for proving your committment to electrical safety in the workplace, a legal requirement for businesses. It can also come in handy for insurance purposes.
Electrical condition report
In addition, you should also make sure that you have an electrical condition report completed as regularly as necessary. This will involve a qualified and professional electrician:
- assessing and testing all light fittings and wiring
- assessing all sockets and socket fittings
- and testing all large, major appliances
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.