We now offer Level 2 Electrical Capabilities

We now offer Level 2 Electrical Capabilities

As a Level 2 ASP (Accredited Service Provider), we hold the highest level of accreditation. We are accredited to work on Essential Energy’s Network and ensure reliable and safe electrical services. Level 2 works involve connecting and disconnecting electrical systems to the network and we are committed to the integration and adherence to industry standards.

Level 2 Capabilities

Conducting installations, repairs, and maintenance of overhead or underground service lines that establish a connection between the electrical wiring on customers’ premises and the electricity network.

  • Installation, disconnection, connection and reconnection of overhead and underground service lines up to the point of supply.
  • Installation and removal of whole current metering equipment in accordance with the local distributor’s published standards.
  • Rectification of defect notices for significant non-conformance to specifications, material and/or project drawings.
  • We work with all major energy retailers.

You can read a recent interview with our Level 2 Electrician here: https://www.obrien.com.au/members/electrical-plumbing-lismore/articles/level-2-electrical-service-provider/


Articles / Commercial Electrician

7 Benefits Of Routine Electrical Inspections For Businesses

30 May 2024

7 Benefits Of Routine Electrical Inspections For Businesses

Electricity is essential not only in our daily lives but also for businesses across various industries. Even a minor electrical issue can cause significant disruptions. Routine electrical inspections, carried out by commercial electricians, are vital to ensure that every part of a business’s electrical system is operating efficiently, safely and according to the latest standards. What are these routine electrical inspections and why are they essential for businesses? Let’s clarify these points and delve into the numerous advantages of having your electrical systems professionally inspected regularly.

1. Enhancing Safety Standards

Routine electrical inspections are crucial for maintaining safety standards in any business. These inspections help detect potential hazards, such as overloaded circuits, preventing them from becoming dangerous issues. By catching these risks early, electricians can mitigate potential accidents and protect people and property. Regular checks ensure all electrical installations adhere to current safety codes and regulations. This compliance goes beyond fulfilling legal obligations—it enhances overall safety and helps avoid potential legal liabilities. Moreover, preventative measures during these inspections significantly reduce the risk of fires and other hazardous incidents, resolving emerging problems before they pose serious threats and ensuring a safer working environment.

2. Minimising Unexpected Downtime

Regular inspections by a commercial electrician can prevent the common issue of unexpected downtime, which can disrupt any business operation. Here’s how routine checks contribute:

  • Identifying Weak Points: Electricians can pinpoint areas in the electrical system that might cause future failures.
  • Maintaining Continuous Operations: By ensuring that all components are in top condition, businesses can avoid the disruptions caused by electrical failures.

3. Optimising Energy Efficiency

Optimising energy efficiency is crucial for environmental sustainability and reducing operational costs in businesses. During routine electrical inspections, electricians meticulously evaluate your systems to identify areas where efficiency can be improved. One of the key focuses is on old or inefficient systems, which, when upgraded, can result in substantial energy savings

Over time, technological advancements can render older systems less efficient compared to newer models that are designed with energy conservation in mind. Electricians also look for faulty equipment during their inspections. It’s not uncommon for machines and appliances to develop defects that cause them to consume more power than necessary.

4. Compliance with Industry Standards

Staying abreast of industry regulations is crucial for any business. Here’s why compliance matters:

  • Legal Requirements: Non-compliance can lead to fines or more severe legal repercussions. Moreover, ensuring compliance helps avoid disruptions from regulatory inspections and penalties.
  • Operational Efficiency: Systems that meet industry standards are more efficient and less likely to fail unexpectedly. Consistent compliance also simplifies maintenance routines and reduces the need for emergency repairs, keeping operations smooth.

5. Extending Equipment Lifespan

Regular electrical inspections can significantly extend the lifespan of your equipment by catching and fixing issues that, if left unchecked, could lead to premature failure. For instance:

  • Overheating Prevention: Ensuring that electrical circuits are not overloaded. This prevents damage to wiring and appliances and mitigates the risk of fire hazards in your facility.
  • Connection Integrity: Checking and securing all electrical connections. Properly maintained connections ensure optimal power supply and prevent intermittent power issues affecting equipment operation.
  • Environmental Checks: Monitoring the impact of environmental factors like moisture or dust on your electrical systems. Regular checks help to adapt protective measures that safeguard sensitive components from degradation.

6. Enhancing System Performance

Routine electrical inspections are pivotal for boosting the overall performance of your business’s electrical infrastructure. By scheduling regular checks, you significantly reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns, which can be costly and disruptive. These inspections ensure each component of your system is in optimal condition, leading to enhanced reliability.

Furthermore, a well-maintained electrical system performs more efficiently. This ensures smooth and uninterrupted business operations and contributes to the overall effectiveness of your operational workflow. Regular maintenance is key to maximising the functionality and efficiency of your electrical systems, helping your business maintain a steady pace towards growth and success.

7. Cost Savings in the Long Term

Investing in regular electrical inspections can save businesses significant amounts of money over time. Here’s how:

  • Preventing Expensive Repairs: Regular maintenance identifies and resolves minor issues before they escalate.
  • Lowering Energy Costs: Efficiently running systems incur lower energy expenses.

To ensure optimal safety, efficiency and compliance, businesses are advised to schedule these inspections at least annually. This frequency is generally sufficient for most businesses, although those with complex electrical systems or heavy usage may benefit from more frequent checks.

Book Your Professional Electrical Inspection with Us

At O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing Lismore, we’re committed to helping your business operate safely and efficiently. Our thorough electrical inspections identify and address any potential issues, ensuring your systems are up to date and in line with current regulations. Don’t let electrical problems disrupt your business. Contact us today!


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