Why Your Business Should Schedule Regular Electrical Maintenance
Running a business is a great way to get ahead in life. If you play your cards right, you can earn a substantial amount of income from your own business. But with this potential for success comes a large amount of responsibility. You must look after your clients or customers, your employees and your creditors.
And, if your business is a brick and mortar operation, you’ll need to maintain your property. That may mean paying rent or a mortgage over the premises, groundskeeping, cleaning, general maintenance and electrical maintenance. In this useful article, we’re going to explain why your business should schedule regular electrical maintenance check-ups and stay safe.
What is Electrical Maintenance?
Electrical maintenance work is undertaken by a qualified, insured and licensed electrical. It covers tasks such as testing and tagging, repairs, monitoring and replacement of electrical equipment.
Typically, an electrician will come and deal with anything electrical at your business, such as switches, appliances, machinery, wiring and other things.
It can mean repairs as well as proactive preventative work.
Why is it Important for Your Business?
Scheduling a regular electrical checkup is a vital part of managing your workplace health and safety, but it can also mean reduced power costs and energy efficiency.
Think about everything at your business that relays on power. From security systems to point of sale systems, computers, servers, tools, machines and more. If any or all of these systems fail you are put offline, and your revenue is dented until you can arrange repairs. A good electrician performing essential maintenance will reduce the risk of this occurring.
Also, maintenance can prevent expensive repairs when electrical systems or equipment fails due to neglect. You could save yourself a costly repair bill by scheduling regular electrical testing and check-ups.
Inefficient electrical systems can mean an increased power bill and a higher carbon footprint. By ensuring your plant and circuitry is energy efficient you are both saving money and reducing the environmental impact of your operations.
A Word About Danger
Failing to schedule electrical maintenance, or having it carried out at random and haphazard intervals can pose a serious risk to your business, and the health and safety of everyone working on site.
Some examples of critical incidents caused by dodgy wiring and skimped electrical costs could be fatal electrocution, shocks, fires and even explosions. You don’t want to be held responsible for any of these events, and as a business owner or manager, you have a legal obligation to provide a workplace that is safe and where hazards are mitigated or managed.
Make it Part of Your Running Costs
You need to spend money to make money, as the saying goes. Scheduled electrical maintenance should be simply put in your balance sheet as a regular, ongoing cost. If you’re doing business the right way you should be making a steady profit anyway.
Think about it this way – what will it cost your business if your power goes out for an extended period, or if you are held responsible for a major incident resulting in fire, or a serious injury or worse? Now compare that with the cost of hiring an electrician on a regular schedule to inspect your business. You’ll find you come out on top if you do the right thing.
You may also find that if you have an ongoing maintenance contract with an electrician, that they will provide a loyalty discount, which will save you money over time.
Peace of Mind
Finally, running a business is stressful enough without worrying about electrical faults or hazards. If you’re preoccupied with thinking about safety and risk at your workplace, you’re not doing what you do best – being productive and driving strategy and growth. So, give yourself some much-needed peace of mind and a sense of security by having regular electrical work carried out at your enterprise.
Regular electrical maintenance should be a necessity for any business that has a brick and mortar location. It is a vital aspect of managing workplace health and safety of your employees and for yourself. If you neglect it, you risk a loss of revenue due to electrical faults or failures, as most likely the majority of your systems and processes will rely on power.
If you don’t heed the advice in this article, you could become personally responsible for any hazard or incident that occurs from poorly maintained electrical systems, such as fatal electrocution, burns, fires, explosions and other potential incidents.
If you’re making a steady profit, you should be able to incorporate the cost of electrical work into your running costs, and still come out ahead at the end of the day.
Finally, give yourself some peace of mind by knowing that your electrical systems are safe, secure, running well and working to increase your turnover.
Is your business ready for an electrical maintenance check? At All Electrics, our team of electrical professionals specialise in providing an extensive range of domestic and commercial electrical services. To learn more, contact us today for a free quote on your next job.