You can find out whether your electrical equipment is safe is by carring out suitable checks / inspections depending on your circumstances. The type and extent of your inspection should depend on a few factors, including:
- The level of risk involved
- When the equipment was previously inspected / tested
- The environment in which it functions
- The quality, age and standard of the appliance / wiring
- How intensively the equipment is used
So, for example if you have an old piece of equipment which is used 24 hours of the day, in a built up humid environment. This should undergo a more thorough check than an fairly new appliance that is used one a month for 5 minutes at a time.
Providing the environment is clean and dry, it my be sufficient to carry out a visual inspection (if you know what you are looking for). If the equipment is functioning in a more harsh environment, it would be necessary to carry out a more demanding electrician test.
Electrical equipment should be tested fairly regularly (usually annually) to reduce the risk of the piece of equipment becoming unsafe since it’s previous test / inspection. Making notes with dates is a good way to keep track of electrical testing history. If faults are found of a specific appliance, we would highly recommend that it is checked more often.
Prefer a Professional Commercial Electrician to Carry out the Testing / Inspections in Liverpool?
We understand that you may feel uncomfortable carrying out such an important duty without the proper training, competence or experience. After all, ensuring safety in the work place should be one of your top priorities. ARC Electrical are a team of electricians that offer electrical testing in the Liverpool, Merseyside, North West and surrounding areas.
Get in touch today for a quote and to book in for a commercial electrical inspection. We cover the whole of the Liverpool, Merseyside area offering great work at great prices. Why not read more about electrical testing.