Is electrical testing important?

There are a number of different maintenance factors that apply to any business, and this includes electrical testing. But how important is electrical testing? And what kind of role does it play? 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 includes electrical testing.

What is electrical testing?

Electrical testing is a broad term that can be used to cover a variety of electrical tests. The two most common tests 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- instead of testing your appliances, this test looks at your circuits. After this test, you will receive an Electrical Installations Condition report.

Why is electrical testing important?

In the workplace, there are specific regulations in place about protecting the safety and security of your staff, and your customers or clients. Electrical testing provides a record that will help prove how seriously you have responded to these regulations. And this paperwork will also help in terms of insurance too.

In addition, electrical testing can be very advantageous, bringing a range of benefits. These include:

  • Safety- if your electrical appliance is about to fail, this could cause an electrical fire, or increase the risk of electrocution. Testing will help identify this issue, before it becomes a much more serious risk. And as a result, this could save lives.
  • Save money- electrical testing can actually help you save money. This is because the testing can reveal any potential issues, so that you can simply repair or replace the item, before it causes a much larger problem. When electrical appliances break down for example, they can cause the socket to overheat and spark, which will then also need replacing. At the same time, if your electrical circuit is wearing through, this could cause a serious electrical fire, which would be very difficult and costly to resolve

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