The Remark Group

April 16, 2013 12:17 ET

Owners of Buildings Should Ensure the Electrics Are Not Dangerous, Advises the Remark Group

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - April 16, 2013) - Owners of buildings used for commercial purposes must be savvy on the safety requirements for such buildings, if they are to stay within the law and keep tenants and users safe, according to leading intelligent business solutions provider Remark. Safety checks and corresponding certificates are vital, it says, as contact with faulty wiring and components or appliances, causes of some of the highest percentages of both non-fatal and fatal incidents in the UK*.

Annual testing and inspections with accompanying reports should be commissioned by landlords, and maintenance and upkeep, as and when required outside of this period, should be carried out if there is a problem with any part of the electrical system.

Says Russell Howland, head of electrical services at the Remark Group: "Safety must be paramount where tenants are involved and any incidents that could cause harm or death fall fully under the responsibility of the landlord - both morally and legally speaking. Having the correct paperwork in place is imperative for the landlord to show they are operating within the law, but in addition, any problems that arise outside of annual testing should be dealt with promptly to avoid accidents and damage to both the building and equipment within it."

The Remark Group offers a variety of electrical services such as new installations, maintenance and upgrades on existing systems, cable containment and electrical safety testing. It can also provide reports and certificates in relation to electrical testing. Its wider business offering includes services such as the installation of business telephone systems, data cabling and networking.

Russell added: "Electrical surveys needn't be disruptive. Thermal Imaging equipment can provide a detailed scan of the building's electrical distribution equipment, thus highlighting overloaded or faulty circuits and devices that produce heat dissipation and which could result in future electrical breakdowns, or even electrical fires.

"If landlords are considering installing new systems, they should also look into carbon-reducing and cost saving measures such as low energy commercial lighting installations and systems where energy consumption can be monitored."

As one of the UK's leading providers of intelligent business solutions, the Remark Group's strength lies in the design and installation of its solutions. The company works with a variety of businesses, and its work with education organisations means it has seen a real rise in the adoption of audio visual services such as projector installation and smart panels.

For more information about the Remark Group's services visit www.remark-group.co.uk.

*Electrical Safety Foundation International

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