Electrical Maintenance Every Business Needs

Electrical components are one of the most complex and intricate systems in existence. Making sure you are aware of the electrical maintenance that is regularly required at your business premises is imperative to the safety of your employees and the building itself. UK Electrical offer a wide range of services when it comes to maintaining the electric systems and wiring in your business premises, we are sharing the most important maintenance you must carry out for your business consistently. 

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FIRE ALARM MAINTENANCE  

One of the most important check ups that your business requires regularly, is fire alarm maintenance. The responsibility relies with you to maintain your fire alarm systems in your business premises, and you are required to have your fire alarms serviced at least every six months, with a fire alarm maintenance contract. Business owners should be checking their fire alarms every single day to ensure that you are providing optimum safety to your employees and their surroundings. 

PAT TESTING

PAT testing is the requirement by law for every single business to have anything they plug into the electric mains professionally tested and approved for safety of use. PAT testing is carried out to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as “portable” is deemed safe for use. The legislation deems that any competent person can perform it by using a PAT instrument or tester. The visual examination of each appliance in addition to the actual PAT test should be performed only by someone who is deemed competent.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Whilst not required by law, it is highly recommended that all businesses regularly undertake preventative maintenance to ensure that you are not faced with unexpected emergency repairs.Most electrical issues found in business premises are loose wiring or wearing, which are both slow burning issues that with intervention annually can be prevented instead of becoming an emergency repair issue. It is recommended that you have preventative maintenance annually.