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Electrical Safety; Complying with British Safety Standards

3rd November 2015
Electrical Health & Safety Assurance

Electrical Health & Safety Assurance

Controlling voltage using custom transformers and other voltage optimising devices can help with energy efficiency as part of an energy management strategy or simply to help reduce your utility bills through lowering the energy consumption of large electrical appliances.

However, inadequate control or improper use of electricity is a danger to property, equipment and more importantly, life.  Therefore,  in order to enforce electrical safety, it is crucial any electrical device, such as a three phase transformer, is installed properly and has been manufactured to UK and International Safety Standards. This helps ensure safe management, design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems with a greater level of control and accountability.

What are safety standards?

Safety standards are set criteria prescribed by an advisory or regulatory body to ensure the safety of products or procedures. International and British safety standards are critical when designing electrical products that convert high voltage, such as step up and step down transformers because they ensure the minimal acceptable level for health and safety. The British Standards Institute (BSI) is the UK’s National standard’s body, providing standards for accessing risks and helping to shape robust safety strategies with consistent processes and procedures.

Why safety standards can help increase first time fix rates

Common standards in the transformer industry help define product quality and safety requirements. This helps reduce non-conformance issues that can demand design iteration and additional cost. Therefore, purchasing transformers that have been, manufactured to approved standards, increases the chances of successful first time installation.

Custom Transformer and Special Requirements

As a UK transformer manufacturer and distributor, we not only manufacture transformers to UK and International Safety Standards, we can also design and build any sized transformer within a broad range of transformer types. This includes various input and output voltages, currents, taps and number of separate windings.

What’s more our fast turn around, with next day delivery available on standard stocked transformers, ensures you have the right quality product for your voltage need with increased efficiency – ideal if you have a breakdown situation.

If you have a specialist requirement why not contact our technical team online or would like more information about our professional services, please call us on 01494 524 396.