The need for electrical safety at work

While the amount of accidents and fatalities at work has steadily decreased over the years due to changing legislations, the risk still hasn’t been entirely eliminated. Many accidents are entirely preventable, which is why it’s important employers take every precaution. As an employer, you need to make sure your staff are safe when they are working to ensure you are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Recent figures suggest that around 1000 accidents at work involve electricity and approximately 30 of these are fatal. Due to this, it is important to make sure that electrical appliances in the work place are safe to use and tested regularly to reduce the risk of accidents. Potential problems associated with injuries or deaths from electricity include faults, contact with parts that are live, and fires or explosions. Our PAT testing in Manchester can help to prevent incidents like these by making sure your appliances are in full working order.

Risk assessments are the first step that should be carried out to control potential accidents. These include identifying the hazard, evaluating the risks and taking note of existing precautions. Depending on the industry, the risk of electrical accidents and problems can be automatically increased. Working environments which are wet, enclosed, small or deal with hazardous conditions are at a greater risk. Following risk assessments, any discovered problems should be resolved through replacements, upgrades, or maintenance as required. This is PAT testing and has been proven as a highly effective preventative measure for both homes and businesses to use.

As contractors registered with NICEIC and accredited with a number of other organisations, we can help you to ensure electrical safety in your workplace. We do not only specialise in PAT testing in Manchester and throughout the UK, but we also provide a variety of other services to help your organisation become safe and compliant with all the required legal guidelines. These include microwave leakage testing, fire protection and full electrical installations.