Imagine how many things are reliant on the uninterrupted flow of electricity in any commercial or industrial enterprise.
Then, imagine what would happen if this flow was to fail. The cost in lost production or man hours should office equipment go down is in itself detrimental without going into the reputation damage caused with customers of products or services.
That’s why it always pays to ensure a business is trusted only to reputable electrical contractors, who will ensure electrical installation is carried out correctly, and will also provide ongoing electrical maintenance.
Electrical installations are part of the fabric of any business big or small being pivotal to lighting and operation of machinery.
So, its imperative to have on call electrical contractors who can resolve any problems that arise quickly and effectively. Ideally, electrical contractors will already have been carrying out routine maintenance checks to mitigate against problems occurring but to rule out the eventuality of any electrical fault is simply not feasible.
That’s why an ongoing professional relationship makes most sense for any business where even a temporary fault is costly.
After all, the cost to fix the electrical fault is in the main less than the costs incurred through loss of business or output, and any reputable electrical contractor will be fully appraised of this as opposed to someone who’s been called cold, and will have less obligation to attend to your fault immediately.
This begs a secondary consideration, namely identify companies who provide reputable, reliable and efficient electrical services.
In the UK, the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is the regulatory body for all electrical training and work. Companies who apply for NICEIC recognition must ensure their training and work meets designated standards to achieve approved electrical contractor status, including all work being certified to British safety Standards.
Given the importance of health and safety standards for any electrical installation and maintenance work, it makes sense to only source contractors who already have NICEIC approval.
Then, it makes sense to see how long the business has been operating, and the type of contractor work they undertake, especially if its with businesses that has parallels to your own. That should help gauge their ability to undertake similar work, and that they’ve been proficient enough at it to stay in business for a while.
A final factor when looking to source rechargeable for ongoing maintenance work could almost be billed factor x, as it deviate from the previous fairly objective criteria.
And, that’s meeting them and forming an idea whether they seem trustworthy and genuinely considerate of your own business concerns. This can come down to gut feeling, as much as in-depth appraisal but is undoubtedly important.=