Electrical safety remains critical during Covid-19

With many businesses re-opening this week, there has been a call to ensure that all electrical standards are checked and are up to date for all employees returning to places of work that have been closed for 3 months.


Checking not just the functionality of electrical systems, but also the supplies to machinery and lighting is now so important as the pressures placed on electrical systems, and operators will increase.


Remember that Health and safety laws have not gone away and will continue to be enforced, so that businesses are required to offer safe work environments under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Many businesses will be focussed on the safe opening and not spreading the virus, however the risk of non-compliance with safety standards still remains. Any accident on-site resulting in an injury may bring a visit from an enforcing officer, who has the power to stop that business trading altogether.