Black Pear Electrical: Is your school meeting the required electrical regulations?
Black Pear Electrical, based in Droitwich, provide electrical testing and installation services to businesses and schools across the country, and have quickly become a trusted supplier in education for both the public and private sector.
With a team of expert engineers, they are specialists in electrical compliance and regularly share their knowledge and expertise to help you ensure you are meeting regulations.
In this blog, they have discussed the importance of electrical maintenance, to ensure you are providing your students, staff visitors with a safe environment.
Are you responsible for maintenance of health and safety in a school or college?
Schools tend to be large buildings that are subject to a high level of use, and wear and tear. As part of your duty it is imperative that you ensure all your electrical inspections are up to date and any work identified as a result of the testing has been carried out.
The guidelines for safeguarding your school are covered by the following regulations: The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 also set out specific requirements on electrical safety.
All schools, LEAs and governing bodies are required to comply with these regulations, and it is vital you have taken the necessary steps to ensure your school is compliant.
Typically, schools can be difficult to access during the term time due to the sheer quantity of people using the premises, which is why school holidays – such as the upcoming autumn half term – provide an ideal opportunity to carry out all the necessary maintenance.
At Black Pear Electrical, we understand the complexities of fitting in all your maintenance and we pride ourselves on our ability to work around your timetable to ensure your testing and maintenance takes place at your convenience, without disrupting school hours or vital learning time for students.
Whether this work is carried out during school holidays, or during term time, we will work with you to ensure that work is carried out at a time that is convenient to you.
Our professional, qualified and competent staff will carry out your work to a high standard of care and diligence. We will give you a detailed analysis including timeframes of any work that is needed so that you can plan accordingly.
If you would like more information and support to ensure your school is meeting regulations, contact our friendly team at Black Pear Electrical on 01905 700 490.