Once every 5 years..check the electrical equipment in your workplace!

All organisations operating electrical equipment in their workplace have a statutory duty to maintain safe standards for their employees and the general public enforceable under the Electricity at work Regulations 1986 and the Health and Safety at work etc.Act 1974.

It is recommended by the Institute of Electrical Engineers that buildings over 5 years old are subject to a periodic test and inspection and as a minimum should continue to be inspected and tested every 5 years and a report of the inspection be issued together with the test results and any recommendations.

Many business find themselves in a situation where they have no insurance cover for incidents where damage is caused by an electrical failure. This is because it is often an insurance company requirement that an electrical report is obtained and that any recommendations in that report are carried out within a reasonable time.

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