You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:
✔ an employer
✔ the owner
✔ the landlord
✔ an occupier
✔ anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.
There are over 10,000 electrical fires a year in the UK alone. Ensure your premises are checked regularly, call us today on 0800 542 0638 to find out how.
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have some really useful recommendations for fire and electrical safety in rental properties.
Take a look at the RLA website for more.
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 require that appropriate testing is performed annually to maintain compliance of your Emergency Lighting Systems.
For reliable and cost effective emergency lighting inspections nationwide, call us on 0800 542 0638.
For those of you who don’t follow our Facebook page, here is an article we published recently which we felt worth repeating here :
There is a lot of discussion in the press about health & safety especially after the harrowing events in London.
But the truth is we are the ones responsible for the cut price at all costs attitude, my heart goes out to everyone involved, many years ago I was one of the very lucky ones who came out of a hole in the Ground in London 10 mins later you could barely see the entrance hall.
I vowed to learn more about fire safety from that point on, but I constantly give out reports on Electrical Systems, Fire Systems, Emergency lighting Systems and Portable appliances that are not safe.
I have returned to these systems a year later and nothing has been done despite the reports stating they were unsatisfactory and lists of things that needed to be corrected still not done; in fact the systems we’re in an even worse state.
If you can cut a corner and delay fixing things it will keep the bottom line healthy simple as that.
In my opinion one life lost is far too many, whether it’s in the construction costs or maintenance costs or asset stripping to keep margins looking good for the share holders.
These obfuscation and delaying tactics eventually lead to tragedy some times sooner sometimes later but it will always happen. I have been working in this trade and carrying out inspections for over 36 years its not just a piece of paper, to be filed and forgotten you need to act on the findings the moment you get it.
All lives are precious, don’t let the next loss be you or a family member, get your systems checked and do something about it if its unsatisfactory, don’t put you head in the sand.
Electrical testing encompasses a wide range of services and expertise. Here are some of our services we offer:
Thermal Imaging Surveys & Reports
Thermal Imaging Surveys of your Electrical Equipment.
Electrical Installation Conditioning Reports (EICR)
Test and inspection of your electrical installation followed by a full report subject to site limitations so that you can meet your legal obligations under EAWR 1989. 5 Yearly for Commercial.
Emergency Lighting Testing
Emergency lighting Testing and Certification to meet your legal requirements.
2. 6 Monthly.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Portable Appliance Testing and Certification.
Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection
Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection.
2. 6 Monthly.
With over 40 years’ experience of electrical safety, we understand the importance of electrical testing in offices. Your electrical systems, equipment and installations must be checked professionally at least every five years.
As well as engaging the services of a skill professional to do the complex process of electrical testing, there are some tasks you can do to make your office more electrically safe. This list is only intended as a guide for office electrical safety and we always recommend speaking to a qualified professional.
❶ Regular PAT testing to make sure that your equipment is safe.
❷ Train staff to look out for broken sockets and light switches, frayed cables or exposed wire. Make sure that these are reported immediately so that they can be replaced.
❸ Keep all leads under the desk untangled and install cable management.
❹ Do not plug extension leads into extension leads.
❺ Label all appliances at the plug so that you know what its connected to.
❻ Circuit identify all sockets, spurs and light switches. So that when you need to find a specific one you won’t need to go hunting wasting time. In an emergency, this will be very useful.
❼ Identify all distribution boards.
❽ Ensure that your EICR is up to date.
❾ Ensure that your emergency lighting is annually tested.
❿ Ensure that your fire alarm is annually tested.
Testing your electrical systems regularly is an essential element and a legal requirement of running your successful business. Not doing so could be a risk to people and property, the consequences being very damaging to your profit. We are a company providing electrical testing by trained professionals at the highest standard. Let us help you keep your electrical installations safe.
Contact us now on 0800 542 0638 – 01487 813 600.