Workplace electrical safety precautions

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In the workplace, electrical safety probably isn’t top of your priority. But by keeping up to date with electrical maintenance and servicing, and by being aware of, and avoiding, any potential electrical safety issues, you can create a safe and productive working environment. It is also your legal responsibility to ensure that all your appliances, and circuitry is fit for purpose and well maintained, so this really isn’t an area that you can neglect. So what are the workplace electrical safety precautions that your company needs to know about?

What are the most important workplace electrical safety precautions?

If you want to keep your business, your reputation, and your employees safe, there are some basic electrical safety precautions that you should be aware of. And following these could help you save lives. These precautions involve:

  • electrical repairs
  • power outlets
  • electrical maintenance

Electrical repairs

If you notice any electrical issues while at work, or in the workplace, it can be tempting to try and fix the problem yourself. After all, surely it will save our company money. However, this is not advised at all. DIY repairs on electrical connections or fittings, can lead to even larger problems. And you should never attempt to repair any electricals yourself. Hire an electrician instead.

Power outlets

While this one might be obvious, the amount of companies that we see overfilling power outlets, and overloading the socket is astounding. This is a very dangerous practice, that can easily lead to electrical fires. If you don’t have enough sockets, you could think about having some more installed by a professional team.

Electrical maintenance

Finally, one of the most important electrical safety precautions for your company, is electrical maintenance. Make sure you hire a professional electrician to stay on top of your electrical maintenance. And to keep your building, and your employees, safe.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Walker Electrical today! We are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From residential properties, to commercial and industrial properties, we work with a variety of companies across Preston and the surrounding area, to provide electrical installations, repairs and testing.