Electrical Fuse Protection Compromised By Copper Pipe

It may be obvious, but fuse protection plays a vital role in the safety of your electrical installation.

Temporary repairs often become permanent fixtures within an electrical installation. With this find in particular revealing a piece of copper tube being used in place of a fuse.

The inspecting engineer identified that the supply authority fuse carrier had seals removed during his inspection. After further investigation, he found that the fuse carrier had indeed been tampered with and the expected fuse has been replaced.

Without suitable fusing at the incoming supply, the installation is vulnerable to fire if a vault was to occur causing excessive current to flow. Putting yourself and anyone around the electrical appliance in danger.

Replacement of the correct fusing will require contact with Regional Electricity Company (REC) as the equipment is their responsibility. Veriserv will assist with this communication to the REC as often discussions can be of a technical nature.

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.

Regulation Breaches 

  • The Electricity Safety, Quality & Continuity Regulations 2002
  • IET Wiring Regulations 2008 (and 2015):433.1.1
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – Reg 11 ‘Means for protecting from excess of current’

 

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Veriserv Pass NSI Audit for Gold Fire Standard

Following an NSI Audit, Veriserv Fire & Security have retained their NSI Gold Standard for Fire.

NSI Gold builds on product Certification to incorporate Quality Management System Certification. The combination of the Quality Management Systems and the relevant sector specific product or service represents the Gold standard of certification. This level holds the greatest perceived value across our industry and by the Police, Fire and Rescue services, as well as insurers.

NSI Audit

The majority of company tenders and insurance companies ask for NSI approved companies, for a reason, as they offer the best level of service.
Veriserv were thoroughly audited on both the management system used, and also through a site visit to a recent installation, where we had to demonstrate practical skills and knowledge.
The prestigious reputation of the NSI audit means businesses know they will be perceived more favorably, and end-users enjoy the reassurance which NSI certification brings.

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.

Damaged Conduit exposing live electrical connections

In this weeks fault of the week, we are looking at a damaged conduit exposing live electrical connections.

In this electrical fault, we have a plastic conduit, which is exposing live electrical connections that has been damaged and pulled away from its fixing,  which has exposed connections.

This was found in a public area and the loose cables could easily be accessed, pulled and detached, which would allow live terminal or cable ends to be freely exposed.

During an Electrical Tests and Inspection, this would be categorized as a fault requiring immediate attention. We would notify our client with an immediate report, then carry out an immediate repair, or make safe. Check out our Electrical Inspection and Testing Service.

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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.

Poor electrical connections cause overheating

In this week’s fault of the week, we look at the dangers of poor electrical connections that could cause overheating.

Poor electrical connections have caused internal overheating and burning within a distribution board. This is a major fire risk which could have been prevented with routine electrical testing.

If this distribution board had been tested on a regular basis, melting and overheating would not have occurred, this is because during the test and inspection process all cable connections would have been tightened.

Please keep yourself and others safe by regularly testing your electrical installation, as simple as tightening some wires could save a life.

electrical connections

 

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.

Exposed Electrical Connectors in Broken Socket

In this week’s fault of the week, we look at exposed electrical connectors in a broken socket.

This broken socket exposes dangerous live connectors. It was located in a busy foyer behind a children’s games machine, which adds extra risk, due to the curious nature of the children that would be using it. The danger is extremely high and requires immediate remedial action as it could cause a serious injury or even a fatality.

This fault is so serious that our engineers would always isolate the socket or carry out an immediate repair.  It would be irresponsible to leave this fault in place.

broken socket

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.

Exposing Live Bus-bar Connections – Electrical Fault

This week we look at some more electrical faults, in the form of exposed electrical connections.

Today’s fault is electrical trunking which has been damaged, exposing live bus-bar connections within. There is a risk of electric shock and requires immediate attention.

To rectify this electrical fault we would perform safe isolation and replace the damaged trunking lid.

electrical fault

 

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.