Electrical Faults of the Week by Veriserv Limited

Today, here at Veriserv Ltd,  we are starting a new series of blogs we call “Fault of the Week”.

Our engineers are continuously testing the Electrical Installations of commercial properties, in order to make sure our clients comply with the current Electrical Safety Regulations. During this testing we find many electrical faults which could potentially cause a fatal electric shock to an employee, or member of the public. We thought it would be a good idea to share examples of these faults so others can see the type of issues they may have at their own premises. Don’t worry, we won’t be publishing any information relating to where the photos were taken. The idea behind “fault of the week” is that we may be able to help prevent an injury or even save a life, by helping to bring attention to some of these dangerous faults.

It’s surprising the amount of faults that go unnoticed in many business environments, do you know of any where you work? Look out for the daily update as we highlight “faults of the week” in our blog and please report any you find to your business managers and help us all remove risks

Here are the first two faults;

Damaged isolator for a lamppost located in busy car park where members of the public are in close proximity. Live connections inside which could be accessed along with water ingress also causing an issue. A member of the public could easily get their fingers onto live conductors causing an electric shock.

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In this photo a socket has come away from the damaged trunking, exposing the connections of the socket in a shop store room. This is a serious danger to store workers using this room. We can see a portable appliance test label on the power supply plug, showing that it was tested some time ago, therefore the installation has since deteriorated. Also notice the untidy cables which in themselves are a safety hazard that should be tided and fastened to stop potential trip and electrical failure.

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Our mission is to provide every single customer with an outstanding service that is fit for purpose and delivered by experts to reduce risk. As you can see from our other faults of the week, regular visits from a professional can cut down the risk of electrical faults, fire and disrupted security, to you and your workplace.

So if you know you are due a service, or have some concerns about your premises, please call 01543 225306, or fill out one of our contact forms to arrange a free assessment of your premises, with one of our fully trained engineers.

The new Veriserv website and blog

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Welcome to the new Veriserv website and blog!

To coincide with the launch of our new brand, we have launched our new mobile-friendly website, which means our site will be easy to use and you can get the information you need, no matter what device you’re using.

The client area is currently being worked on and should be up to date within the next few days.

Our new blog will allow you to keep up to date with industry and Veriserv news, find out about the benefits of our services, updates to laws and regulations and more.

Company ownership and contractual terms for both clients and employees have not changed in any way – read our blog post about our name change for more information. If you have any queries about our name change or the services we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’d like to thank The Marketing People for their advice and consultancy, rebranding us, designing and building our new website and assisting us with numerous creative projects, including stationery design, van livery and more.

 

Our mission is still to provide every single customer with an outstanding service that is fit for purpose and delivered by experts to reduce risk.

So if you know you are due a service, or have some concerns about your premises, please call 01543 225306, or fill out one of our contact forms to arrange a free assessment of your premises, with one of our fully trained engineers.

Add our new veriserv.co.uk email addresses to your safe sender list

Our email addresses have now switched over to @veriserv.co.uk and we recommend you add our new email domain to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our emails.

By doing this, any email from a veriserv.co.uk address will come through to your inbox and won’t end up in your junk folder.

How to add a domain to your safe senders list varies slightly depending on which email client you are using but it is still very simple and should only take you a couple of minutes.

You can find out how to do it by finding out which email client you are using and Google ‘add domain to safe sender list [email client]’

It’s important to find out exactly which version of your email client you are using because things vary slightly between versions, especially if you use Outlook.

Don’t worry if you accidentally send an email to our old email addresses as we are still receiving emails to @electrotest.co.uk addresses.

Our mission is still to provide every single customer with an outstanding service that is fit for purpose and delivered by experts to reduce risk.

So if you know you are due a service, or have some concerns about your premises, please call 01543 225306, or fill out one of our contact forms to arrange a free assessment of your premises, with one of our fully trained engineers.