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Property Management: Have you regular electrical testing?

Property Management: Have you regular electrical testing?

 As part of your Property Management programme, Electrical contractors can be an important ally to any business.  Providing them with the expertise  needed to meet their legal safety obligations.

Most business owners admit to finding rules and regulations whether it’s employment law or health and safety red tape, difficult to deal. Therefore when setting up your property management programme, it’s probably sensible to offload the stress on to someone who is better qualified at helping you meet the correct requirements.

All employers – regardless of the industry or size of a business – are responsible for ensuring that all the electrical installations and equipment in a place of work are safe. These property management related rules are written under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

The cost of failure is high and much more serious than lost business productivity with death or injury a possibility. Regular data installation and electrical maintenance is therefore not something you can put on the back burner. You will need to make a record of these assessments to prove compliance and protect you in the event of any potential insurance claim.

Depending on which type of business you run, you will need to arrange for a qualified electrical contractor to carry out a full inspection every one to five years with individual electrical installation such as fire alarms requiring annual assessment.

Testing procedures involve thorough visual inspections along with several electronic tests carried out by injected test voltages and current through the system. Engineers will look for any evidence of potentially dangerous defects within cables, accessories and disconnection devices which could result in a fire or injury to employees.

Manchester-based Walls Data & Electrical is one of the leading electrical contractors in the North West, offering Fixed Wire Testing and a range of other electrical testing and inspection procedures to help businesses comply with regulations and ensure their workforce is safe.

The company’s electrical engineers are all JIB registered and certified to City & Guilds 2360 and 2391 and IEE Wiring Regulations (17th Edition) qualifications.

This gives business owners the peace of mind they need that the job is being carried out professionally, allowing them to concentrate on other aspects of their business.