Electrical safety considerations for businesses

Electrical hazards in the workplace can be a real risk to both employees and customers. Depending on the type of business you operate. And you also have a legal responsibility to make sure that all the electrics within your property are safe. So electrical safety is something that any business, large or small, can’t afford to be lax about.  Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with companies and businesses in a variety of sectors, including residential and industrial, to provide top quality, professional electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to electrical safety for businesses.

What are the most important electrical safety considerations for businesses?

To make sure your business is safe, and remains safe, you should:

  • make sure you have regular PAT testing and fixed wire testing completed by a professional electrical team
  • train all employees when using any new pieces of electrical equipment. And also training them on basic electrical safety, such as not overloading sockets.
  • Employees should also be aware of common electrical hazards, and know how to report these, or solve these, in line with your companies health and safety policy.
  • check thoroughly all your electrical equipment on a regular basis. Visually check the connectors and wires for any signs of wear and tear, and if you notice anything wrong, contact an electrician.
  • have a regular program of electrical testing in place. This can involve fire alarm testing, emergency light testing, and testing of all electrical appliances. This type of testing should only be conducted by a professional, registered and qualified electrician.

Keeping on top of your electrical safety can help to protect both your employees and your customers (if your business is customer facing). You should train your employees thoroughly, and also make sure that your electrical items and circuits are well maintained.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.