Electrical-Related Incidents Are On The Rise – Book Your Electrical Testing


In our fast-paced daily work routines, safety often takes a backseat until an unfortunate incident serves as a not-so-nice reminder of its importance. 


Workplace safety isn’t just a moral obligation; it’s a legal and ethical responsibility that every employer must prioritise. 


We get that you’ve got a lot on your plate though, so we are here to help!


Despite advancements in technology and safety protocols, incidents and fatalities still occur at an alarming rate across various industries in the UK. 


As UK-based electrical contractors, we are here to provide your electrical testing and ensure your workplace safety and here’s why:


Some Scary Stats:

The picture is an electrical safety statistic

The picture is an electrical safety statistic


It’s not just commercial properties though, domestic homes need inspections too:

The picture is an electrical safety statistic


The Crucial Role of Electrical Testing


When it comes to your safety, electrical hazards present a significant risk. 


Faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, and outdated equipment can lead to electrical fires, shocks, and even fatalities. 


This is where electrical testing plays a pivotal role. 


Regular testing and inspection of electrical systems and equipment are critical for identifying potential hazards before they escalate into accidents.


Benefits of Electrical Testing:


Investing in electrical testing offers numerous benefits, not only for employees’ safety but also for equipment’s efficiency and longevity. 


Here are some other reasons why electrical testing should be a top priority:


  1. Prevention of Accidents 


Regular electrical testing helps identify and rectify potential hazards, reducing the risk of electrical fires, shocks, and other accidents.


  1. Compliance with Regulations


Adhering to electrical safety standards and regulations is not only a legal requirement but also essential for maintaining a safe work environment and avoiding penalties.


  1. Enhanced Equipment Performance


Timely testing and maintenance ensure that electrical equipment operates efficiently, minimising downtime and increasing productivity.


  1. Protection of Assets 


By detecting and addressing electrical issues early on, you can safeguard your assets and prevent costly damage to equipment and property.


  1. Peace of Mind 


Knowing that electrical systems and equipment have been thoroughly tested and deemed safe provides peace of mind for both you and your employees.


Actionable Tips for Employers:


We wouldn’t be good electrical contractors if we didn’t equip you with actionable tips for improving workplace safety through electrical testing. Here are some practical steps you can take:


  1. Schedule Regular Inspections


Implement a schedule for routine electrical inspections to identify and address potential hazards proactively in your workplace.


  1. Invest in Training 


Ensure that employees are trained in electrical safety protocols and procedures to mitigate risks and respond effectively in emergencies.


  1. Upgrade Outdated Systems


Replace outdated electrical systems and equipment with modern, more efficient alternatives to reduce the likelihood of malfunctions and accidents.


  1. Prioritise Maintenance 


Regularly maintain electrical systems and equipment to prevent wear and tear and prolong their lifespan.


  1. Partner with Qualified Contractors


Collaborate with experienced electrical contractors for comprehensive testing, inspection, and maintenance services to ensure compliance and safety.


For commercial properties, your electrics should be tested at least every 5 years ✅


For domestic properties, it should be at least every 10 ✅


And if you’re a landlord with a rented property, these should be tested at least every 5 years too ✅


By prioritising electrical testing and implementing proactive safety measures, you can create a safe and secure environment for your employees, fostering productivity, efficiency, and peace of mind.


And we’re here to make your safety a top priority.


To find out more about electrical testing and how we can help you, get in touch today on 0800 046 6020 or email at info@mjwallace.co.uk