Electrical failures costs UK companies millions of pounds in lost business every year. More than 65% of these faults could be avoided if the equipment and installations were part of a frequent maintenance programme with a professional electrical contractor.
Commercial premises, large and small, require regular health checks. This will ensure that electrical installations are working safely and correctly, to safeguard employees. They will also pinpoint any weaknesses which could cause major disruption to business later down the line.
Although maintenance is a statutory duty in business, it’s worth going beyond the minimum requirements if your business relies heavily on installations in order to function.
Establishing a contract with a reputable contractor will save you money in the long-run. It will also give you peace of mind that the systems you rely on to maintain workflow and production are less likely to suddenly fail you.
Leading Manchester contractor Walls Data & Electrical provides a comprehensive preventative maintenance programme covering all businesses’ low voltage distribution needs.
Managing Director, Nick Walls advises, “Office environments depend on electrical installations such as lighting and computers – especially vast networks – to protect workflow. To ensure business continuity, we
- carry out visual inspections or perform infrared thermography (a non-intrusive way of examining equipment for faults)
- note Safety Code violations and hazardous conditions
- troubleshoot, to ensure the reason for any problems”
Nick continues, “As a bare minimum, we maintain emergency exit lighting to make sure that offices remain illuminated, in the event of a power outage”.
As far as electrical maintenance is concerned, it is far better and cheaper to be proactive as opposed to reactive.
“There are no guarantees that you will never need to call out your electrical contractor in a crisis but a good maintenance programme will significantly reduce the probability”, concludes Nick.
If you would like to discuss avoiding an electrical crisis at your workplace, please call Walls Data & Electrical on 0161 714 4475 or visit their website.