Whether it’s a HMO, a student accommodation property, or a hotel or commercial property, if your property has a kitchen, it is essential that your electrical work is up to standard and safe and secure. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors to provide top quality electrical solutions. This includes working with kitchens. As a result, we have produced this guide to the important electrical safety tips for the kitchen.
What are the most important electrical safety tips for the kitchen?
To keep your tenants and residents safe, a good level of electrical safety will be absolutely necessary. This needs to include:
- Practical daily safety steps
- Electrical installation
- Electrical maintenance
Daily steps for electrical safety in the kitchen
To stay safe a number of electrical safety steps will need to be adhered to, regarding the daily running of the kitchen. These include:
- Preventing socket overload
- Ensuring that storage doesn’t block ventilation on electrical items like microwaves
- Not wrapping cables around items, especially while they are warm or hot
- Thoroughly cleaning the oven regularly to prevent a build up of fat and grease which can cause fires
Safe electrical installation
One of the first factors of effective electrical safety is ensuring that the electrical installations in the kitchen are up to standard. This includes:
- Ensuring that all sockets are installed a minimum of 300 mm away from water
- Selecting splash proof sockets
- Installing enough sockets for the use in the kitchen, reducing reliance on extension cables and cords
- Choosing a professional electrical team, like us here at Walker Electrical
Regular electrical maintenance for kitchen electrical safety
Keeping up with electrical maintenance is an important factor for electrical safety in the kitchen. This involves regular PAT testing for properties where this is necessary, as well as Electrical Inspection Condition Reports. It is important to ensure that all electrical items are up to standard and safe to use, and that all circuits are also safe.
For more information and advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.