The law simply requires you to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that appliances are installed and maintained, to prevent electric shock, burn or fire due to damage, wear or misuse. Regular inspections and testing can best achieve this. The frequency of testing should be based on an assessment of the risk, so if you would like help with this then please call us first.
Everyone at work has their responsibilities including, in certain circumstances, trainees. However, because of the all-embracing responsibilities of all persons this does not minimise the duties of particular persons.
Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations recognises a responsibility (control) that employers and many employees have for electrical systems. “It shall be the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with the provisions of these Regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control.
- Visual inspection of the flex, the plug, the socket outlet and the appliance for signs of damage, overheating and general heavy usage etc.
- A check of the disconnection from the supply to ensure that it is readily accessible and that the flexible cords do not present a hazard.
- A test of earth continuity (class 1), insulation resistance, earth leakage; combined with a load test and flash test (where appropriate).
- Subsequent issue of a pass label to all items that meet the above criteria. Items that fail are taken out of immediate service and the client notified.
Our test engineers are fully trained and are experienced in testing a wide variety of sites from Hospitals to Hotels and Corporate Offices to Colleges. Although a small amount of disruption to day to day operations is unavoidable, our management and engineer will work with you to ensure that all testing is carried out in a way that minimises this disruption.