Electricity is energy we depend on for our lives and for work. When electrical systems are installed and maintained properly, they are controlled effectively.
Question: When we are at work, which has the largest exposure to electrical hazards?
Answer: The workers who take electricity for granted and may not have an understanding of the hazards that can be produced.
Therefore, the non-electrical worker has the largest exposure to electrical hazards. OSHA requires that employers provide training to both electrical workers and non-electrical workers who can be exposed to electrical hazards. According to NIOSH, around 500 worker deaths annually make electrocution the fifth leading cause of workplace fatality (7% of all workplace fatalities)
Why Need To Regular Wiring Check
So, How Often Should Electrical Wiring Be Tested?
How often should electrical wiring be tested? It is recommended that electrical wiring should be tested between 1 and 5 years depending on the type of business. For most commercial businesses electrical wiring should be tested every 5 years producing an electrical installation condition report (EICR). However, in higher risk environments then an inspection is required every 3 years or more frequently.
Electrical Wiring Testing Frequency
As stated above how often electrical wiring should be tested depends on the workplace. In some workplaces an electrical installation condition report needs to be produced every 5 years. However, if a workplace is exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, moisture or are open to the general public then more frequent testing is required as these are at a higher risk. Below we highlight the different type of workplaces and the test frequency required:
- Commercial spaces (offices and retail outlets) – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Hotels and restaurants (not including spa hotels) – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Educational environments e.g schools, colleges and universities – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Student accommodation – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Cares homes – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Hospitals (this does not include medical locations) – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Community centres, churches and public houses – 5 year fixed wiring testing required
- Spa hotels and leisure facilities – 3 years
- Caravans – 3 years
- Industrial units – 3 years
- Places of public entertainment – 3 years
- Agricultural and horticultural establishments – 3 years
- Manufacturing, warehouses and maintenance garage – Normally requires testing every 3 years unless it involves using heavy machinery.
- Medical locations in clinics and hospitals – 1 year
- Swimming pool and saunas – 1 year
- Petrol stations – 1 year
Please note, regular routine inspections will also be carried out each year but, workplaces in higher risk environments will also require more frequent routine inspections
Only qualified workers who have been trained in the avoidance of electrical hazards are permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts. Safety related work practices are employed to prevent electric shock or other injuries resulting from either direct or indirect electrical contact when work is performed near or on equipment or circuits which are or may be energized. The specific safety-related work practices must be consistent with the nature and extent of the associated electrical hazards.
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Electrical contractors employ workers in many capacities, determined by their level of training and experience. Some common jobs include:
- Apprentice Electrician — Receives on-the-job training and classroom instruction from licensed journeymen or master electricians about how to install, modify, repair, and maintain power and lighting systems. Most apprentice programs last 3 to 5 years and apprentices earn wages during this training period.
- Journeyman Electrician — Installs, modifies, repairs, and maintains power and lighting systems. Reads blueprints, terminates cable, and installs and troubleshoots control wiring from drawings. Has completed the apprentice program and holds a journeyman’s license (according to state requirements) and supervises apprentices.
- Estimator — Calculates a project’s duration and cost, including materials, overhead, and labor. This estimate is often submitted as a bid on a project and serves as a scheduling and budget guideline as the project proceeds.
- Project Supervisor — Oversees workforce to encourage safe and high-quality installations. Monitors progress to meet project deadlines. Submits required reports and forms
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