As a business owner, it’s of paramount importance that you take the safety and well-being of your staff and customers into consideration at all times. Without the right considerations for their health you can run the risk of being in serious trouble down the line.
Conducting a basic business electrical safety check is really easy, all it takes is a few simple changes to the format to your business’ layout and some diligence to make it extremely effective.
Without following business electrical safety standards you are potentially putting people – and your business’ reputation and even ability to trade – at risk. Make sure that everything is dealt with as quickly as possible if you do have any electrical problems. If you aren’t sure if there are any issues, then it can’t do any harm to go and check. To start off your basic business electrical safety check you should get started with;
- Checking that all electrical outlets are sealed and secure – this can be anything from the main generator, if you have one, to each and every plug socket. Every year, people are killed from negligence with plug sockets – don’t think because it has a cover on the front that it’s going to be 100% safe.
- Test every single appliance before you touch it – you won’t get a second chance if it is damaged. Turning off the power is not always enough, so make sure that all electrical in your office are fully dealt with long before anyone could go to use them and hurt themselves.
- Being pro-active about the way that your business is going to move forward is important, and making sure that everything is powered down whenever possible is important. This saves any overload to your systems and will ensure longevity from the power systems that you have installed today.
- Ensure that all wires are kept clear and away from each other and that any extension sockets are dealt with adequately, stored in the right place and not overworked. Putting too much on top of the workload of an extension cord can be a bad idea and is an easy fire hazard to make.
- Your workplace needs to have a listing of professional safety equipment for people to use if you deal with electrical goods. A business is supposed to look after its staff and ensure that everyone can develop, so make sure that you follow this example and supply safety clothing for any electrical procedures
Additionally, your business absolutely must run electric awareness courses with your staff. Ignorance or a lack of knowledge is simply not good enough when it comes to the various problems associated with work-related electrical problems, and the accidents that are always associated.