As a business owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure your workplace is free of electrical risks, and that workers and other people in contact with your business are not exposed to electrical shocks or fires.
One key area that businesses can reduce the risk of electrical shocks or fires is to have their electrical business equipment regularly inspected, tested and tagged by a licensed electrician.
Testing and tagging electrical business equipment such as extension cords, as well as, laptop and mobile phone cords, should be done every 6-12 months(depending on the environment). While desktop computers etc only need testing every 5 years. Testing and tagging includes anything being charged by an electrical cord, even things like kettles, coffee makers and electrical clocks.
How often the electrical business equipment is moved increases the need for this equipment to be tested more regularly.
Fixed safety switches (RCDs), which are designed to prevent businesses from electrical fires, as well as, protect electrical business equipment, should be tested every 6 months.
You also need to keep a record of when your electrical business equipment has been tested and tagged as part of your electrical maintenance schedule.
This record keeping is even important during COVID-19 restrictions, when more people are working from home and they are using your business equipment, which is still your responsibility.
Contact MAJR Electrical now for your peace of mind and a no obligation, free quote to reduce your business’s electrical risk by allowing us to set up and manage the testing and tagging of your electrical business equipment.