Why Electrical Maintenance for Your Business is Important
Electrical maintenance is the process of ensuring that all electrical equipment is kept in good working order and includes inspecting, testing, and repairing electrical equipment as necessary to prevent problems that could lead to a loss of power or electrical fire.
Electrical maintenance is important for businesses as it helps ensure the safety of employees and prevents expensive equipment repairs or replacements.
Who Can Undertake It?
Electrical equipment maintenance is hazardous and therefore it is essential to be undertaken by qualified electricians who are knowledgeable in the maintenance process and typically follow manufacturer maintenance guidance.
What Does It Consist Of?
Appliance Testing – visual inspection of appliances for damage and use of a Portable Appliance Tester to check for defects.
Emergency Light Testing – shut down test to check for failure or required replacements.
Monitoring Systems Testing – test of all outlets and panels for failure or fault codes.
Backup Power Testing – connection of backup generator to test procedures in case of power failure.
Risks of Not Carrying Out Regular Maintenance
Wiring – one of most common causes of workplace fires is faulty or overloaded sockets or plugs or old and malfunctioning equipment.
Lighting – if lighting levels are not appropriate then increased liability will be faced in the event of a workplace injury or emergency occurring.
Technology – technology advances mean that regular maintenance is important to keep businesses so reliant on electricity operating at maximum efficiency.