Guardian Electrical Compliance - Fixed Wire Inspection & Testing Accreditations

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, Guardian have set up this page to keep all staff & clients updated.

JAN 2021 – PLEASE NOTE – Guardian Electrical Compliance offer an essential service, therefore are NOT affected by the latest Government Lockdown

As we are all aware the effects on society and business activities is being severely affected by the risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check this page to view any changes or updates to the Governments latest guidelines which may affect our business and how we deliver our service to you.

As the advise we are being given is ever changing, this will reflect in the office staffing levels at our Guardian offices. Our staff have the ability to work from home and therefore will not affect a clients level of service.

If you need anymore information, please feel free to contact our office during our normal opening hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am – 3.30pm on Friday. 

Update 18.05.20 - Guardian's Essential Service Remains unchanged during COVID19

The Modern Way of Working Powered by Innovation

Health & Safety compliance within your COVID 19 working environment may be challenging enough, but continued compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and BS7671:2018 is still a statutory requirement.

Guardian have long been the market leader with respect to client education and delivering Electrical Compliance Programmes.

Our achievements are well documented throughout the industry and have been driven by technology & innovation, ensuring that Guardian can seamlessly support businesses to maintain a safe working environment.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Consistent with our history of innovation, consultations can now be achieved online, simply by clicking a link.

During a 30-minute meeting, Guardian aim to ensure you are fully aware of your legal requirements and how to discharge them with absolutely no obligations. Guidance Includes:

If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Update 23.04.20

Earlier this month, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) formed a task force to provide a focal point for co-ordinating the building industry response to Covid19 and to facilitate communication between the industry and government. This task force has now taken government and Public Health England guidelines on safe working practices during the pandemic and developed site operating procedures designed to protect workers.

Whilst the foregoing specifically refers to the building industry, the procedures are being adopted by business in general and are seen as best practice, which now gives us the clear direction we need to operate safely.

Consequently, I am writing to let you know that we will commence a controlled return to work starting from Monday 27 April 2020.

Our business restart process will be managed around customer requirements, listening to our people and ensuring safe working environments. We will work with customers to make sure their compliance requirements are delivered by our front line team whilst those who can work from home will continue to do so.

We have said throughout this public health emergency that we must protect our people from COVID-19, follow all government advice in tackling the virus, and ensure sustainable business continuity. We are confident that these new working practices will strike the right balance.

On behalf of Guardian, I would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation over the last few weeks and I would ask you to please co-ordinate any questions and requirements through your normal point of contact here at Guardian.

Update 06.04.20

As of Monday 6th April 2020, Guardian are now running a skeleton staff only for accounts and admin purposes, hopefully returning to work on Monday April 27th dependent upon further Govt advice.

Update 24.03.20 - Business Continuity

The situation regarding COVID-19 is changing day by day but Guardian’s service to you will NOT.

Where we know that our Electrical Engineers are in good health, we will still continue to attempt to fulfil our safety critical works, keeping all our client’s insurance validated and sites compliant from an electrical point of view.

“To our many loyal customers currently facing their own challenges, business continuity, where safe, is imperative at this time.”

As Electrical Fixed Wire Testing is classed as statutory maintenance this is considered ESSENTIAL WORKS. Not going ahead with electrical testing could pose multiple implications; not only with your insurers, as your Electrical Inspection & Test may be outdated, therefore deeming your INSURANCE INVALID but most importantly, your site could be EXPOSED TO ELECTRICAL DANGERS unbeknown to you, the Dutyholder.

The closure or reduced occupancy of your facility presents an ideal opportunity for Guardian to undertake essential electrical safety inspections as planned. Clients will receive guaranteed, no disturbance or disruption when discharging our duties on site and the ability to even test in areas which are usually inaccessible to Electrical Inspections.

A Positive, Proactive & Practical Approach

All our engineers will continue to observe up-to-date recommended protocols such as;

  • Regular HAND WASHING with soap and water or anti-bacterial gel provided by Guardian
  • Regularly CLEAN ALL TEST EQUIPMENT using anti-bacterial wipes provided by Guardian
  • Keeping a DISTANCE OF 2 METRES or more apart from any other person

All Engineers from Guardian attending site will be ASSESSED DAILY on personal well being and will be asked to inform us if they develop a “new continuous cough” or/and “a high temperature”, they will then be asked to self-isolate with immediately effect.

Although this is a troubled time for all people and businesses, Guardian and all staff will continue to provide our vital service to all clients.

If you are unsure about anything, please contact us. Thank you.

Guidance for Customers

Servicing Appointments 

At present, the Government has restricted all travel and implemented social distancing to that which is essential only. As a result of this, Guardian are now offering online appointments using software similar to Skype. This enables us to continually demonstrate our complete managed compliance service along with TraQ-it but without potential exposure to the virus.

If you have an appointment booked with us, you now have the option to choose this method of contact.

Attending Site to Undertake Works 

Electrical Engineers at present are still attending site to undertake Fixed Wire Testing and other services we offer. We understand that at this difficult time access to sites may be restricted due to the possibility of cross contamination but Guardian will liaise with all clients on a case by case basis to produce the best outcome.

If you have work booked in with us, works will still commence unless stated otherwise.

UPDATE - 18.03.20

Coronavirus – Business Continuity

We are aware of and understand the latest measures taken by the UK Government to delay the spread of COVID-19. Current guidance as of 16th March is to continue to work but with additional precautions.

The closure or reduced occupancy of your facility presents an ideal opportunity for Guardian to undertake essential electrical safety inspections, as we assume there would still be a maintenance and/or security presence on site.

The benefit of our attendance is twofold:

  • Reduced manufacturing output and the absence of staff offers better access for our work
  • Guaranteed, no disturbance or disruption when discharging our duties in normal working hours.

Guardian staff attending site have extensive knowledge and experience of your type of installation. If it is a repeat visit, they will be same engineers that have historically tested your installation and will require limited assistance, from maintenance departments.

Our engineers will continue to observe the recommended protocols.

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water or anti-bacterial gel
  • Regularly clean hand tools and test equipment
  • Will not attend site, and will inform the company if they have flu like symptoms
  • If confirmed COVID-19 infection, then self-isolate and inform the company

Theoretically, this essential work would be undertaken more efficiently and with less risk to health & safety and productivity.

We trust the foregoing alleviates any concerns you may have considered regarding our site attendance.

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