What Do Commercial Electrical Contractors Do?


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Commercial properties typically have complex and extensive electrical networks, which can be handled effectively by commercial electrical contractors in Essex only. These contractors perform several essential tasks for commercial properties, including:

  1. Installation of electrical networks, which include wiring, sockets, circuit breakers, lights, CCTV cameras, panels, and nearly everything else that is somehow related to electricity.
  2. Designing and planning for commercial properties under construction or being renovated or replacing the electrical network in a commercial property on a major scale.
  3. Ensuring compliance with regulations such as building codes and wiring regulations.
  4. Providing repairs, replacements, modifications, or upgradation of existing electrical networks in commercial properties.
  5. Carrying out general inspections and those required by regulations such as the EICR.
  6. Resolving emergency issues.

Installation Services

Whether your commercial property is under construction or already running, when you need installation of electrical appliances, circuits, RCDS, lights, consumer units, or any other electrical fixture, you need the services of a commercial electrical contractor. Qualified and accredited, these professional electricians have ideally spent considerable time providing large-scale installations for commercial properties. They are skilled enough to provide an entirely new installation of the whole electrical network and connect it to the central power supply.

Installing an entirely new electrical network

In coordination with electrical contractors, civil engineers will always make sure to make all provisions necessary during the construction phase, which might be required for electrical installations. However, before this phase, commercial electrical contractors will sit down together and prepare a formal plan, including technical drawings that specify the layout and all the electrical components. Commercial electricians will start the installation process once the planning part is complete and the necessary approvals have been received. From installing the wiring to connecting with the main power supply, from installing distribution boards to the required circuits, electricians will carry out all the necessary jobs themselves. Once the installation is complete, a test run will be carried out to ensure the safe operation of the electrical network.

General maintenance and inspections

Commercial properties require regular maintenance of their electrical networks. These properties cannot afford system failures, especially during working hours. Unpleasant surprises such as a power break in a restaurant during peak hours are a great loss. In order to avoid these surprises, businesses often hire commercial electricians on a permanent or contractual basis, depending on business activity. These electricians inspect the electrical network periodically for issues to provide timely repairs or replacements. They are also available for any emergency electrical issue the business might face. Electrician installing electric cable wires of fuse switch box. Multimeter in hands of electricians detail.


Repairs, Replacements, upgradation

Whether your commercial sites require a consumer unit upgrade or replacement of RCDs, or whether you need to install new lights or upgrade your fire alarm system, commercial electricians can help you with all these services. They are qualified and equipped to provide all electrical repairs and replacements. From replacing circuit breakers to installing appliances, you can rely on their expertise.

Compliance with regulations

Commercial properties have to comply with several regulations. These regulations aim to create a safe environment for employees and customers. Severe violations can lead to legal actions, fines, and penalties. Commercial properties have to comply with the following:

  • The electricity at work regulations 1989
  • The IET wiring regulations
  • Building regulations
  • Electrical Safety, Quality, and Continuity Regulations
  • Fire Safety Regulations
  • Inspection Reports such as the EICR ( Electrical Installation Condition Report) and PAT(Portable Appliance Testing)

The Electrical at Work Regulations of the EAWR and the IET wiring regulations(BS7671) form the main framework for electrical regulations. They apply to domestic, commercial, as well as industrial installations.

Commercial properties must also ensure that accredited, licensed, certified electricians provide all electrical services and reports. Organizations such as the NICEIC provide these certifications to ensure that these services are provided by competent people only.

Emergency Services

Commercial electricians Con-Fused also provide emergency services to commercial properties such as restaurants, hotels, offices, apartment buildings, hospitals, retail stores, shopping malls, etc. There is considerable emphasis on the electrical safety of these properties, as electrical networks inherently can be dangerous, and hazards can result in shocks, system failures, and fire. Many businesses experience considerable customer traffic, and emergency situations can stop business activities. Businesses, therefore, cannot afford to delay repairs or replacements and need emergency services for urgent resolution of issues. Commercial electricians can entertain these businesses 24/7.

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