Electrical contractor health and safety: we’re proud of our record

It should go without saying that employee and customer health and safety is the number one priority of all electrical contractors, but the sad truth is that not all local electricians practice this philosophy, resulting in electrical accidents and subsequent prosecutions.

As a limited company of thirteen years standing, PB Ross electrical contractors are proud of our health and safety record. We’ve had a clean bill of health all this time, and we are determined to continue this high level of employee and customer working standards.

As members of the NICEIC – the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting, the ECA – the Electrical Contractors’ Association, CHAS – the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, APEA –  the Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration, and accredited CompEx prectitioners – Competency Validation and Certification for electrotechnical and mechanical craftspersons working in potentially hazardous or explosive atmospheres – PB Ross are continually updated with all the latest electrical contractors changes to legislation and industry standards.

A recent update to electrical installation practices was announced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in January, but a recent report published by them suggests that many practicing electrical contractors and electricians are not aware of said changes, let alone following them. This is a potentially dangerous situation and one that could lead to breaches of working practice and legislation. If you’re not careful you could end up choosing an electrical contractor who could endanger both himself, his staff, his customer and your project.

Electrical contracting is not something you want to cut corners on. Businesses with inadequate or incorrect electrical installations and repairs could find themselves liable for any incidents that result from said works. Only this month PB Ross blogged about a recent successful prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) of an electrical contractor and their architect client. The wrong electrical contractor could literally cost you your life. There are also huge implications for a business’s insurance status and future premium costs. Faulty or incorrect electrical installation could in all likelihood invalidate any existing insurance cover…

Our adherence to health & safety law is also reflected in our attitude to material use for electrical installation and repair. We strictly adhere to BSI British Standards and always will do. Failure to do otherwise is a danger to employees and customers alike. As part of our CompEx approved electrical contractor Testing and Auditing services, PB Ross have seen first hand many examples of incorrect material selection and implementation. We’ve subsequently had to replace incorrectly installed electrical components for our customers.

Quite simply, you’re better off looking for an electrician in Leicester with a nationwide reputation for safe, high quality electrical installation and electrical repairs, and the accreditations and customer testimonials to corroborate. Contact Peter Ross at PB Ross today on 0116 277 3162. Alternatively, email PB Ross with your enquiries.

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