Electrical testing in industrial settings

In every setting, electrical testing is an important part of your obligation to electrical safety. Especially in the workplace. In industrial settings though, this electrical testing can be even more important, as it also encompasses maintenance for all of the electrical equipment and machinery used, including portable appliances. So what can you expect from electrical testing in industrial settings? And how can this be beneficial for your business or company? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading commercial, industrial and residential electrical experts. And we provide a range of high quality electrical solutions across Preston and the North West. This is our guide to everything you should know about industrial electrical testing.

What is industrial electrical testing?

In industrial settings, electrical items can suffer from wear and tear more frequently, and in less amount of time, than other settings, like commercial or residential properties. There can also be more electrical issues that develop from the high amount of use. Electrical testing simply involves testing the electrical equipment to ensure it’s safety. In an industrial setting this could include:

  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)- this involves testing all of your electrical appliances to make sure they are safe and in good condition.
  • Fixed wire testing- this tests your circuits including sockets and outlets as well as lighting. After this test, you will receive an Electrical Installations Condition report.
  • Thermal imaging- because industrial settings use a lot of large electrical equipment and machinery, thermal imaging technology can help to test these items, without needing to fully shut down on site activities.

How important is electrical testing in industrial settings?

Thorough and regular electrical testing, carried out by a qualified electrical team, can be very important for any industrial setting. This can help:

  • Meet safety in the workplace regulations
  • Prevent electrical breakdowns, electrical fires, and electrical shocks
  • Keep your property safe

To book electrical testing for your property, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.