Electrical installations in Leeds
If you run your own business you’re likely to be well aware of your obligations when it comes to electrical safety. From ensuring electrical equipment is installed correctly through to regular electrical safety checks, the importance of electrical safety in the workplace is incredibly important and should never be underestimated.
No matter how large or small your business is, or whether you are based in a small office or a large factory, failure to ensure electrical safety can present a serious hazard to your staff, your property, your customers and your business. Here’s what you need to be aware of to ensure your business is safe and protected:
Carrying out a risk assessment of all electrical equipment is a good way to get started whilst helping you to understand the hazards that this type of equipment can present. It’s important to take note of hazards including trailing wires, exposed wiring, overloaded sockets, exposed live wires, incorrect use of cable connectors, faulty equipment or installations.
Make sure your staff have a clear understanding of how to report electrical hazards. Regular training is important and electrical safety should always be included in your induction programme for new members of staff.
Creating a health and safety chart is a good idea; by encouraging your staff to complete the chart with details of any hazards they come across you’ll be helping to ensure they understand the importance of electrical safety and to prevent potentially dangerous issues from occurring.
Regular visual checks are essential and whilst you don’t always need to carry out checks on small, battery-powered items, it’s a good idea to check mains adaptor plugs and cables for signs of wear and tear.
Whilst you don’t need a professional electrician to plug in your new computer for you, the skills of a professional are required for all electrical repair work and installations such as plug sockets and light switches.
Contact Dalec to find out more
At Dalec we offer a wide range of cost effective services for businesses in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire. From electrical safety checks and assessments, through to installations, repairs and more, we can help you ensure your businesses is running safely and your staff are protected.
To find out more or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01535 606006.