Safety In The Workplace: The Importance Of Electrical Inspections & Testing

It may seem obvious to point out, but electricity can be dangerous and even lethal – whether it’s in large, fixed appliances or something small like an extension lead or a laptop charger. Legal requirements are in place making it your duty as a business owner to ensure that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained to be in a safe, working condition. Regular testing from professionals such as us here at Whizz Sparks not only allow you comply with legal obligations, but also keeps you and your employees safe from potential dangers.

PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT testing) is the examination and maintenance of electrical appliances to make sure that they’re completely safe to use. PAT testing covers everything from extension leads to photocopiers, as well as larger fixed equipment. Tests could be something as simple as a visual check for any physical damage or multiple in depth technical assessments to determine safety in areas from insulation and load capabilities.

While regular PAT testing is not strictly a legal requirement, as a business owner it is your responsibility to make sure that all electrical appliances are maintained to a safe condition under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. To ensure that all required equipment is tested thoroughly to comply with HSE advice, use our professional PAT testing services here at Whizz Sparks.

Emergency Lighting Testing

The importance of correctly working emergency lighting cannot be stressed enough – when it really counts, it can be the difference between life and death. Being able to see emergency lighting in the event of a fire, or at the very least thick smoke, is vital.

Ensuring your lighting system meets the BS 5266-1 emergency lighting code of practice doesn’t just tick that legal requirement box for your business, but also ensures an effective evacuation procedure and the safety of you and your employees in the event of an emergency.

Here at Whizz Sparks, we are able to provide comprehensive and extensive electrical testing services in West London for your business. Whether you require our emergency call out service, or just want to schedule a regular PAT test then call us today on 01895 259 693.

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