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Back To The Day Job For Electrical Compliance 

Back To The Day Job For Electrical Compliance 
15 June 2020
 

Electrical safety services are reminding businesses that statutory inspections and compliance must continue to be undertaken as part of “the new normal.”

In order to satisfy the requirement of both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and insurers, duty holders must ensure that “business as usual” maintenance continues as part of new working practices. 

 

Hierarchy Of Risk Framework

 

Employers are under a significant amount of pressure to acclimatise to new ways of working under the pandemic with new requirements such as social distancing, PPE, and additional hygiene measures. 

However, Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd is reinforcing that, after this has been discussed, it’s essential that electrical compliance measures are worked into these new routines. That is, maintaining plant and equipment, managing systems, processes, staff and visitors to site, all through the prism of good health & safety management, HSG 65 and the “Hierarchy of Risk” framework. 

Being the preferred supplier for AXA Insurance, Guardian advises that, at least for their part, it’s business as usual and that you must continue to comply with the requirements of EaWR 1989 & BS7671:2018.

Whilst statutory inspections must continue, Guardian has identified a gap where a duty holder might look for current guidelines, frequencies, tangible advice or an authoritative voice to guide them through this unprecedented time. 

With respect to client education, Guardian is making use of technology to deliver their electrical compliance programmes via Microsoft Teams. 

Picture: A photograph of an electrical testing device

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 June 2020

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