Electrical wiring

 When was the last time that you gave any thought to your electrical wiring at home or your business, imagine something was to go wrong leaving you without your essentials, only for you to eventually have to spend more in order to fix the problem.

If it has been a while since you last checked your wiring (if ever), then both you and your family and maybe even your staff could be in danger. After all, would it not be better to prevent a crisis by testing your wiring which in turn will go on to save the lives of your loved ones, or those that you are responsible for including employees.

Here at GW Electrics we as qualified electricians carry out electrical rewiring and testing in Glasgow, Motherwell and Lanarkshire, and have come across numerous electrical set ups that are complete hazards within any home, building or office.

Actually, the 1974 Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty of care on both Employers & Employees to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises.

Whilst the “Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999" states that every employer must carry out a sufficient health and safety risk assessment in order to maintain a safe working environment for its employees. Let’s not forget that both acts are legal requirements, and therefore it is essential that you apply these rules when running your business.

As a business, or a home owner once you have you have had you electricals rewired and tested, there are a number of things that you will benefit from:

  • By identify electrical faults, and carry out remedies to fix the solution prevents injuries, fires and more

  • Reduces the risk of costly last minute work to repair areas, or equipment damaged by failure

  • Your electrical equipment will last longer

  • Reduced premiums as they will see that you have had your wiring and electricity supply redone and tested

  • Increased production as employees begin to see you as a proactive, thoughtful employer

  • Being compliant with Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (among others acts)

When was the last time that you checked your electrical re-wiring, because due to the high number of electrical incidents, including fires it is important for you to have you wiring tested and checked at regular 5 year intervals, not forgetting that GW Electrics Glasgow electricians are fully compliant with all the latest regulations and guidelines.

There are a number of questions below that you should try and answer yourself. By doing so, we are helping you to think about things that you may not have previously considered, even though they relate to the safety of your home and office, such as:

  • Do you have old lead wiring?

  • Do you replace your fuse with a wire?

  • Do you have a wooden fuse box?

  • Do fuses blow on a regular basis?

  • Do you have rubber covered flex?

  • Are earth wires missing from sockets and switches?

  • Has your property had an electrical check within the last few years?

By ensuring that your homes or offices electrical equipment is safe, and obviously fit for purpose, you are reducing the unnecessary risk of fires, and electrocution possibly saving a number of lives.

If you are interested in having your wiring checked, then please feel free to contact us today. Our friendly and experienced Glasgow Electricians are happy to help.