Is Electrical Safety on your Priority List?


Are your electrical systems endangering your business?

Running a business is hard work and electrical safety is probably one of the last things on your to-do-list. You have to deal with tax, insurance, VAT, invoices, business rates, sales … and if you have staff to add into that equation, then you also have their salaries, national insurance, pensions and a whole host of potential red tape to deal with. The list goes on and on…
You’re probably nodding your head like a Yoyo as you read. Sorry to be so blunt.
However, what is of absolute vital importance is workplace safety. Part of that potentially mammoth folder of safety hazards to check daily, weekly, annually is your electrical installations. Do your electrical systems meet Health and Safety requirements? If not, you could be liable for paying out hefty compensation if a member of staff sustains an electric shock due to faulty wiring or an unsafe socket.

Employer responsibility

Whether you employ one person or several hundred, you have a responsibility to ensure that they are safe and able to carry out their role free from harm. When it comes to electrical safety, this includes regular breakout areas, home to the staff kettle and toaster, to much larger production line machinery, circuits and networked equipment. The last thing anyone wants is an accident.

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Can you prevent an accident?  Yes – if your electrical systems are inspected and tested on a regular basis. By doing so, you comply with Health and Safety law whilst protecting you, your staff and your customers.
An important factor in this is the environment. If the electrical system is used in harsh or dangerous surroundings, it will require more frequent testing than it would if it were to reside within a safe setting.

EICR testing periods This is something to keep in mind and it’s worth building a calendar of when things need to be tested.


A safe pair of hands

It sounds stressful but it needn’t be. One Way can help you with compliance. We know all the red tape so you don’t have to. Our FREE, 15-point electrical compliance survey will review four areas for your business, which includes an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). It’ll have your electrical safety covered!

The EICR is a very useful inspection to determine if your electrics are in a good condition or not. We recommend that you have this carried out – not as a ‘hard sell’ but because it could literally be a lifesaver!
On a less serious note, you may need to have an inspection for licensing and insurance reasons.

Have a look at our blog about Electrical Installation Condition Reports to understand how and why this takes place.


Hire an expert

Otherwise known as ‘Get Someone In’!

Our experienced, competent engineers will carry out an inspection to assess the condition of your electrical systems, looking for signs of wear and tear, damage or faults.
This inspection will be followed by a report containing recommendations for any repairs or replacements required. This will ensure you satisfy Health and Safety requirements regarding your workforce and customers..
And…it’s one less thing to worry about…
Are your electrical systems safe?
If you’re not sure or you need a quick chat about the options, book a FREE, electrical compliance survey with us by completing the online form or email us at or call us on 01782 595 600.

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