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How Commercial Electrical Maintenance Can Protect Your Employees

A technician tests the electrical system in a building showing the importance of electrical maintenance.


Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, business owners have a legal obligation to protect their staff from the dangers posed by electrical installations and equipment. Having regular maintenance by a commercial electrical services company will not only helps to keep your building running efficiently, but also plays a key role in preventing serious electrical faults that pose risks to the safety and wellbeing of your employees.

So, how can annual electrical maintenance protect your employees from danger and ensure that your commercial business operates efficiently?

Find Faults Before Major Problems Occur

Commercial electrical maintenance is essential to keeping your building’s electrical systems running smoothly and efficiently. An unforeseen electrical system failure can have serious repercussions: vital equipment, such as computer hardware and phone systems, will cease to operate; customers will be unable to contact your team; and workflows will quickly grind to a halt.

An annual electrical maintenance check will enable emerging problems to be identified and addressed promptly. By adopting a proactive approach, business owners can reduce the risk of unplanned downtime and reduce the costs associated with emergency repairs. When your building’s electrical systems are functioning optimally, a safer, more productive workplace environment is created for your employees.

A close up of electrical testing to show how it can protect employees.

Reduce The Risk Of Electrical Accidents

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) receives more than one thousand reports of electrical accidents in the workplace every year, 30 of which result in fatalities. Commercial electrical maintenance can prevent major electrical issues, as routine inspections make it easier to identify and address potential hazards.

Early diagnosis and troubleshooting can prevent small issues from escalating into serious dangers. By spotting electrical problems before they become significant, you will reduce the risk of accidents or injuries to your employees and ensure your business complies with current electrical safety regulations.

Reducing The Risk Of Appliance Failure

Neglecting electrical maintenance can lead to issues with defective equipment. Faulty wiring, outdated equipment, or damaged electrical components can pose hazards to your employees and increase the risk of electrical fires that could quickly engulf your premises and destroy vital assets.

Regular maintenance, including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), ensures that all electrical equipment and systems are in proper working order, minimising the risk of accidents and protecting your employees from harm. Also, because faulty electrical equipment disrupts workflows and suppresses productivity, regular electrical maintenance can reduce the risk of disruptions to your business operations.

An electrician conducting a test to show how it can protect employees.

Contact Us For More Information

At Orion Technical Services, we provide expert commercial electrical maintenance for commercial businesses in a variety of sectors.

To find out more about our services or to request a free, no-obligation quotation, please get in touch today.

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