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Posted on September 16, 2022

Business Safety Week

Last week was Business Safety Week, which was to inform businesses on what they need to prevent and protect. As well as how to respond to fire incidents at work.  

The Regulatory Reform Order (2005) places a duty on the owner (residential or commercial), or employer of a business or industrial premise to carry out a fire risk assessment and implement appropriate fire safety measures. 

As the person responsible for fire safety at your property, choosing an accredited company will provide you with certificated evidence of competency. If you need to make a claim, you can provide proof to your insurers that you demonstrated due diligence. As you sourced a competent provider to help meet your fire safety obligations. 

Having a BAFE accredited company like GF Electrical Ltd for fire protection services is strongly recommended by Government. 

We design, Install and maintain Fire systems. For any advice or a site visit to discuss your needs please contact us!

PAT Testing

During this week it is important to talk about PAT testing, as it is a vital part of any Health & Safety Policy. 

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees, and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations. By taking reasonable practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.  

PAT testing makes sure that all appliances and equipment are safe and helps to prevent electrical accidents or fires in the workplace.  

PAT testing should be done on a routine basis, and clear and concise records should be documented. Electrical equipment can become damaged, develop faults, or parts may deteriorate. 

If your PAT Testing Certificate has run out, or you have new items that need testing, contact us. 


Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An EICR is a test and report of the fixed wiring. It details any observed damage, defects, deterioration, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the current safety standard.   

In order to achieve an acceptable standard of safety and effective recorded monitoring of you installation; it is recommended: 

  • Commercial buildings and offices, including Landlords – Every 5 years or change of occupancy 
  • Industrial and places of public entertainment – Every 1 to 3 years dependant on usage. 

Businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that all testing is maintained, and certificates are issued. 




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