Why you need us
There is no way of avoiding the fact that electricity can be extremely dangerous.
In the twelve months ending April 2006, eight employees and three self employed workers died as a result of accidents involving electricity.On top of this 105 people sustained serious personal ionjuries as a result of electrical accidents. In most cases, an employer is responsible for the safety of the workforce and may face compensation or legal claims for negligence in the event of an accident.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon both employer & employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. Also the Fire Reform Safety Order; 2005 came into effect in 2006 and within it's maintenance section states:
"Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons "the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises..........are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair."
The safety and legal implications of NOT testing equipment are significant and can't be ignored.