Electrical safety for care homes

Like any residential setting, it is important to keep a continually watchful eye on electrical safety for care homes, including planned maintenance and scheduled inspections, as well as responsive repairs and replacement of damaged wiring and equipment.

Of course, care homes are not like most residential buildings. They can include medical equipment for residents who require nursing care, and even in primarily residential homes there may be hoists and other powered mobility equipment to maintain.

Whatever electrical equipment your care home operates, hebs Group are here to ensure everything you use is safe for your staff and your residents.

We hold accreditation from NICEIC (the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) for electrical installations, inspections and testing, which have been at the core of our business for over 30 years.

Our engineers are not only qualified, but highly skilled and talented individuals capable of working across PPM programmes, scheduled maintenance and reactive repairs as required.

We work to the latest published New Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) issued by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) so you know all of the electrical work we carry out on your behalf is up to standard.

Electrical inspections for care homes

We can carry out both types of electrical inspections for care homes:

  • Fixed Wire Testing to check the condition of your mains electricity and supply voltage.
  • PAT testing to certify appliances safe for use as part of mandatory compliance procedures.

Both kinds of testing are important. They reduce risks arising from mains electric shocks, which can expose staff and residents to potentially lethal electric currents.

They also reduce the risk of an avoidable shock from an appliance due to a short circuit, exposed wiring or contact with water.

We can carry out PAT testing on all sizes of appliance, from small portables like kettles and toasters through to larger equipment like industrial washing machines in your laundry room.

Equally our Fixed Wire Testing spans the 240V circuit in your residents’ rooms through to your plant rooms, which may operate on a much higher supply voltage.

Electrical safety for care homes is just one of many services we provide, along with HVAC, gas and mechanical inspections, building fabric and roof repairs, and drainage inspections.

We work with care homes and nursing homes nationwide so no matter where you are based, we can provide emergency maintenance services for care homes across the UK.

If you would like to find out more, contact hebs at info@hebs-group.co.uk or call 0151 236 0707 and we will be happy to discuss our full range of services.

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