A well planned and maintained electrical system is a key factor in the safe and economical operation of a work place. Regular inspection and maintenance of switchgear should be high on a facilities or electrical manager’s list of priorities.
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR) places a legal responsibility on employers and employees, as duty holders to ensure that electrical systems used at work under their control are safe.
As members of the Energy Networks Association we are registered on The National Equipment Defect Reporting Scheme (NEDeRS) and so are notified of any Suspension Of Operating Practices (SOP’s) relating to faulty switchgear and Dangerous Incident Notifications (DIN’s). When correlated against our in-house database of customer’s electrical equipment we can ensure our customers are kept safe and learn from the findings of others.
The inspection & maintenance should take in to consideration:-
- The manufacturer’s guidance and user manuals.
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- HSE publication HSG230 - Keeping electrical switchgear safe
- BS 6423:2014 - Code of practice for maintenance of low-voltage switchgear and control gear
- BS 6626:2010 - Maintenance of electrical switchgear and control gear for voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 36 kV
Eden can provide the required services by trained and experienced personnel to fit within your operational requirements to ensure a safe working environment and prevent undue lost productivity through unplanned shut downs.