Electrical testing and inspection is a statutory obligation for many businesses, and vital to protect people and property. Here we take a look in detail at why regular testing and inspection of electrical installations is essential.
Ensure the highest levels of safety
As all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use it is essential they are regularly maintained to meet full compliance with safety and buildings legislation and ensure the safety of others is not at risk. Furthermore, in the event of an incident such as an electrical fire or shock injury, having a valid and current inspection certificate will help with any insurance or legal claims. Inspections include checking cabling, power sockets and plugs for wear and tear through to testing of fuse boxes and emergency lighting, ensuring operational excellence with no compromise on safety.
Prevention is better than cure
A programme of scheduled maintenance can minimise the downtime caused by faulty electrics and provide uninterrupted operation of equipment and services. By identifying critical areas that need immediate action it can help to cut the cost and impact of unexpected breakdown and repair.
Maximise system performance
The cost of an electrical system does not end with the price paid to install it. With today’s systems often incorporating multiple elements from emergency lighting to solar PV and battery backups, it is important to consider the whole life cost of a system. A programme of regular maintenance will ensure its reliability and efficiency, ensuring a longer life and a higher return on investment.
How can Darke & Taylor Help?
With over 60 years of experience in the field of testing and inspection, a highly skilled team of engineers and qualified staff who offer an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) service, Darke & Taylor Maintenance and Testing is well placed to design a tailored test, inspection and maintenance programme to suit the specific needs of any business or organisation. With over 50 years on the NIC EIC roll of Approved Contractors, Darke & Taylor are audited every year and comply with all relevant technical and safety standards. Its two Qualifying Supervisors have a long history with the company with Brian Smith having worked for Darke & Taylor for nearly 30 years and Luke Cook starting his career as an apprentice with the company 13 years ago.
Brian said: “Our specialist staff can service a wide range of systems, assessing electrical system safety and keeping our customers one step ahead of the game by minimising the effects of defective installation, damage, wear, tear or other deterioration which can be caused by a number of factors including excessive electrical loading and environmental influences.”
For further information on the services Darke & Taylor Maintenance & Testing offers, telephone 01865 290000 and ask to speak to the Maintenance & Testing team or contact us via our website.