Around 1000 electrical accidents at work are reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) each year, with about 25 people dying of their injuries.
Many deaths and injuries arise from use of poorly maintained electrical equipment. Fires started by poor installations and faulty electrical appliances also cause many deaths and injuries.
There are many ways to reduce the risks when working with electricity. Measures suggested by HSE in Electrical Safety and You include:
The best way to find out if your electrical installations or electrical equipment is safe is to have it inspected and tested by a person who has the competence to do so, such as an Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICECI) or The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland (SELECT) approved electrical contractor.
Refix has been a member of the NICEIC since 1993 and is fully competent in all aspects of electrical installation, remedial works, testing & inspection, maintenance etc.