Electrical Testing: Is it Worth the Time and Money?

Electrical Testing: Is it Worth the Time and Money?

Electrical testing is something many business owners would like to avoid. Any disruption to your business operations can be a nuisance if not managed correctly.

However, electrical testing is something that cannot be ignored. There are many legal requirements for business owners that regular electrical testing will fulfil – plus, it’s likely to save you money in the long run.

Here’s why electrical testing is worth the time and money.

Comply with legal requirements

Fixed Wire Testing is a legal requirement.

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that all electrical equipment in your premises that could cause harm to your employees is maintained safely.
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that employers are responsible for the health and safety of everyone in the premises, be it staff, customers or members of the public.
  • The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999 decrees that the employer must perform risk assessments to reduce the threat level for employees to a minimum.

If you fail to comply with these regulations, you are in breach of your legal responsibility as an employer.

Protect your business from insurance invalidations

In the event of an electrical fault that causes damage to your equipment, premises or even staff, your insurance company will want to see evidence that you have complied with your legal responsibilities as a business owner.

Up to date EICR reports and PAT testing certificates are undisputable evidence that you have complied with the law and are not at fault for any damage. If you do not have solid evidence to provide, your insurance company may refuse to pay out, leaving you with the bill for costly repairs and equipment replacements.

Your business operations don’t need to be impacted

At Intersafe, we understand that any impact to your business operations can cost you money. For this reason, we offer out-of-hours testing for no extra charge. So, if your business would benefit from early morning, late evening or overnight testing, this can be arranged to cause minimal disruption to your business.

If you have a large, complex site, such as a hotel or laboratory, we can develop a bespoke plan that carries out electrical testing on a rolling basis. For example, we can test 20 per cent of your circuits a year to comply with five-year testing requirements. This means that 80 per cent of your site would always be fully functioning for staff and customers.

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Intersafe is a leading electrical testing company in the UK. We are renowned for our high-quality and efficient service that minimises disruptions to your business, so you can expect quick and reliable electrical testing from our qualified engineers.

Get in touch with Intersafe today to discuss your business’ electrical testing requirements.