In today’s generation, people have become so busy with a lot of things to the extent that we even forget to check essential things at home like double checking electrical compliance sticker on the kind of appliances that we use at home. We forget to check if the wirings that we use have complied with the standards prescribed by law to be followed by both manufacturers and retailers.
This is because there is a reason behind why this kind of stickers is necessarily attached to appliances or wirings. Without these kinds of stickers, it might be dangerous to use electrical appliances because aside from they might be illegal, they might also cause some accidents.
What is Electric Safety Certificate?
This is a form of regulation, with the certificate of electrical safety, we can be assured that it is made and manufactured by a licensed company or business which have complied with the requirements and standards provided for in the law for safety purposes. All kinds of electrical installations damages through time that is why there is a need for an inspection from time to time, 3-5 years to be exact. In the electrical inspection there are four reports that will be given; bonding highlight update, identifying possible defective electrical work, electrical circuits or overloading of equipment, and possible electric shocks and fire hazards.
An electrical safety certificate in Birmingham can only be made and issued by accredited persons who are competent registered electrician fully qualified to perform electrical certificates or electrical installation reports. Failure to comply with the requirements prescribed by law to the manufacturers of electrical appliances can result to a criminal offense and that workers who will not follow this kind of regulations will be subject to disciplinary action such as suspension to the extent of cancellation of license. This is because based on Electricity Safety Act of 1998 and Electric Safety Regulations of 2009, all kinds of electrical appliances must come with a Certificate of Electrical Safety sticker to be issued for all installations of electrical works.
There are types of electrical certificate safety; this includes the safety of electrical appliances, these are issued with electrical safety certificate numbers from the Federal Government and also those that include minor exceptions such as electrical works that must be performed by electricians who are licensed and has certificate of electrical safety.
It should be issued upon completion of an installation. There are two types of certificates of electrical safety:
If there are showings of possible signs of danger or hazardous conditions during electrical installation, it shall be declared unsatisfactory, which means that it will require remedial action immediately to avoid accidents or risks to the premises.
Ensuring a safety environment always is better than causing unforeseen accidents which can be caused by potential electrical hazards. We just have to extra cautious with all the electrical appliances in our houses, especially that we want to ensure that safety of the whole family. Regardless of the business of our days, we always need to make time for these kinds of electrical inspections.