Scheduled Maintenance Services


Thermal imaging

Thermal Imagining is the most efficient method for carrying out a Electrical Safety Inspection. By completing the inspection it can be clearly seen if there are any loose connections or overloaded components in the distribution board or machine.

The consequences of electrical system failure, and the costs associated with the failure are not often taken into account on the impact of the business until it is too late.

Help prevent accidents and save your business money

The fault observed may be fixed quickly and economically, however if the fault is not dealt with it may cost the business a lot of money in downtime, loss in production, wages injury claims and increased insurance premiums.

The insurance industry have stated that electrical fires represent approx 40% of fire loss insurance costs in industry and approx 20% of large scale fire incidents. Electrical Fires are commonly caused by loose connections, weakening of isolations, obstructed cooling and mechanical damage.

It is becoming more common when on commencement or renewal of you insurance policy your Fire Insurance providers are asking for evidence that you undertook a Thermographic Survey of your electrical equipment. Some insurance companies offer discount if you set up a regular surveying program.

Fenlon Electrical Services by using Thermal Imaging offers a fast and cost-effective way to locate faults with no disruption to the running of your business.

The survey is conducted whilst your equipment is working and under load, any problems will be quickly located allowing you time to plan maintenance at a time that suits your business.

These images clearly show the benefits of thermal imaging. Over-heating wiring, circuits and fuses can be quickly identified.

 

PAT Testing

ETCI launches New PAT Testing Guide

On 1st April 2008 ETCI launched its new publication ET215:2008 'Guide to the Maintenance, Inspection and Testing of Portable Equipment (Electrical Appliances and Tools) in the Workplace'. Statutory requirements are now in place (since November 2007) with regard to the maintenance, inspection and testing of portable equipment used in the workplace. This Guide is intended to help employers meet their statutory duties in this regard. The Guide is available as a free download.

For more information click here.

Portable Appliance Inspection and Testing or P.A.T. Testing ,is a important part of any Health & Safety Policy. If your working environment has any electrical appliances with a plug attached, then these are classed as Portable Appliances. A portable appliance is anything that plugs into the electrical supply via a socket.

To minimise the risk of a fire or the risk of an electric shock to either an employee or member of the public it is important to have these appliances safety tested to promote a safe working environment.

Testing standards. Presently EU Laws, Insurance Companies, HAS and the IEEE regulations cover this matter. Many Insurance companies are not re-insuring clients unless documented proof of P.A.T. Testing has taken place.

The P.A.T. was devised in the interest of public safety and it is now a requirement in the eyes of government and insurance companies alike. It is necessary for employers to undertake this low cost procedure annually for everybody's safety (including the public ) and for peace of mind. The P.A.T. is necessary for any electrical equipment that has a mains plug attached. (i.e. it is portable).

Portable electrical appliances in public venues including pubs, clubs, hotels, leisure facilities, schools, government buildings, etc. should have electrical equipment safety tested at least once a year. (The frequency of testing is related to each specific area). This is known as P.A.T. Testing. This test includes a visual inspection of mains cables, fuses etc. and an insulation & full safety test using a dedicated P.A. Testing machine. Each P.A.T. also includes:

  • A Visual Inspection
  • Earth leakage test
  • Fuse continuity test
  • Functional Test
  • Earth bond test
  • Insulation test
  • Flash Test
  • Documentation

 

When an appliance passes the P.A.T. a safety certificate is issued and attached to the appliance indicating compliance. The retest date is attached and a report is issued for the tested appliance.

After completion of P.A.T. testing you will receive a full report of portable appliances tested, including the following:

  • You will also be presented with a Company Register of Portable Appliance Testing. This will provide information on each appliance in each department (it will also help to keep track of all portable appliances in your company).
  • Each appliance that passes inspection & testing will receive a GREEN safety sticker showing all visitors your serious obligation to Health & Safety issues. In the case of failure a RED sticker is issued.

We provide annual contracts reminding our clients when their next testing is due.

  • Emergency Lighting Testing.
  • Fire Alarm Testing.

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