Fact: Almost 30% of fires that have occurred in a commercial premises was attributed to a faulty electrical source!
All wiring systems require periodic inspection and testing. However, the time periods between inspections and tests varies according to the relative risks and inherent hostility of the working environment. Performing regular, simple, visual inspections of fixed installations can identify many defects before they pose a serious hazard.
In addition, portable and transportable appliances are susceptible to misuse and abuse. Damage frequently occurs to trailing leads, which can result in makeshift repairs of insulating tape and connector blocks by the operator rather than appropriate repairs by a competent person. It is therefore important that there should be rigorous inspection and testing before such equipment is put into service.