Managing and maintaining a company is hard work, and it comes with a set of very serious responsibilities. It doesn’t matter if you’re a landlord, or a recruitment officer, it’s your duty to keep your employee’s safe, and one way you can do this; is making sure you’re aware of electrical safety.
A lot of injuries can come from not being safe around electrical equipment, anything from an exposed wire to faulty appliances can cause serious harm. Incidents involving electrical equipment are one of the top three most common injuries to happen in the workplace, so below we’ve made a list of the most important guidelines you need to be aware of!
Because you are in charge, you need to make it your number one priority that you schedule regular electrical inspections to make sure everything is working how it should be. By hiring a qualified electrician, they will test your circuits, identify any potential hazards, oversee any lack of bonding or earthing and fix any electrical defects. They will then write a report, including any must do tasks to ensure it gets done.
Obtain your Certificates
Cover your back and make sure you keep every certificate safe, this includes certificates that show you have followed the standard electrical safety guidelines. Any of these certificates can range from: NICEIC reports, electrics condition testing and PAT test reports.
Appliances can range from anything in your office kitchen to office equipment such as laptops, computers and photocopiers. Once you have had a PAT test and you’ve passed, make a note of the expiry date and have another PAT test scheduled for then.
If you feel you need any of these doing, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!