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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance includes the regular auditing and completion of scheduled maintenance on electrical switchboards to ensure they are working at full efficiency, and to prevent any potential malfunctions or breakdowns that could lead to equipment/machinery damage or safety hazards.

At Select Switchboards, we offer comprehensive preventative maintenance to any type of switchboard. Whether we have identified the issues for you with a Switchboard Safety Audit or if you have been referred to us by an insurer or consultant; our expert team of engineers and electricians are on hand to help you restore your switchboard to its peak operational performance and safety levels.

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Preventative Maintenance
Our Process

Our engineers at Select Switchboards are specialists in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of switchboards and electrical infrastructure. So, why would you choose anyone else to complete a safety audit and any preventive maintenance on your switchboards?

Typically, we complete preventive maintenance regularly, with the aim to prevent any issues that may arise from a Switchboard Safety Audit before they exist. At Select Switchboards, we understand the disruption that switchboard de-energisation can cause to businesses, properties, and work sites, so we work closely with you to minimise the amount of power interruption or downtime whilst carrying out the necessary preventive maintenance.

Our Switchboard Preventive Maintenance Process

Inspection: Regular visual inspections can help identify signs of wear and tear, corrosion, loose connections, or other potential problems before they become serious.

Thermal Imaging: This is used to identify hot spots which may indicate an issue such as an overloading or poor connection.

Cleaning: Dust, dirt, and grime can accumulate in switchboards over time, which can lead to overheating and other problems. Regular switchboard cleaning can prevent these issues.

Testing: Functional testing of the switchboard, including its circuit breakers, can help ensure they are working correctly and safely.

Tightening Connections: Over time, connections within the switchboard can loosen, which can lead to overheating and potential failures. Regularly checking and tightening these connections can prevent this.

Checking Earthing Systems: Ensuring the grounding systems are intact and functioning correctly is vital for safety and proper switchboard operation.

Updating and Reviewing Documentation: Keeping accurate records of all switchboard preventive maintenance activities and regularly updating the equipment logbook can be beneficial for troubleshooting future problems and complying with regulatory requirements.

Switchboard Preventative Maintenance
Importance

At Select Switchboards, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive switchboard services to meet all your electrical needs. Our range of specialized services is designed to ensure the safety, reliability, and optimal performance of your switchboard infrastructure.

Personal
Safety

Electrical Shocks: A faulty switchboard could expose live components or create conditions where the switchboard is no longer electrically isolated. These shocks can cause severe injury or even be fatal, depending on the voltage and current involved.

Electrical Burns: A malfunctioning or improperly maintained switchboard can lead to conditions that cause electrical burns. These burns occur when an electric current passes through tissue or bone, causing extensive damage to tissue beneath the skin, and can be life-threatening.

Thermal Burns: These can occur if a switchboard overheats or catches fire. Components within the switchboard can become hot enough to cause severe burns upon contact.

Site
Safety

Equipment Damage: A switchboard explosion or fire can destroy the switchboard itself and any nearby electrical equipment. This might include wiring, transformers, generators, and other electrical machinery.

Building Damage: The explosion or fire can spread to other parts of the building, damaging walls, floors, ceilings, furnishings, and other property. In severe cases, the structural integrity of the building might be compromised.

Fire Suppression System Damage: If the building's fire suppression system is triggered, this can cause additional damage. For instance, a water-based system might cause water damage, and the cleanup of chemical suppressants can be expensive.

Operational Safety

Loss of Power: A damaged switchboard can disrupt the building's electrical supply, making it difficult or impossible to conduct normal business operations until repairs are made.

Cost of Cleanup and Repairs: The costs of cleaning up after a switchboard fire, repairing the damage, and replacing any destroyed equipment can be significant.

Loss of Revenue: The downtime associated with a switchboard failure or fire can result in lost revenue, especially for businesses that rely heavily on electricity for their operations.

Replacement Switchboards: All switchboards are custom-made for the property or site. So, in most cases an off-the-shelf replacement is not available, so issues with the switchboard manufacturer may cause longer delays.

Personal
Safety

Electrical Shocks: A faulty switchboard could expose live components or create conditions where the switchboard is no longer electrically isolated. These shocks can cause severe injury or even be fatal, depending on the voltage and current involved.

Electrical Burns: A malfunctioning or improperly maintained switchboard can lead to conditions that cause electrical burns. These burns occur when an electric current passes through tissue or bone, causing extensive damage to tissue beneath the skin, and can be life-threatening.

Thermal Burns: These can occur if a switchboard overheats or catches fire. Components within the switchboard can become hot enough to cause severe burns upon contact.

Site
Safety

Equipment Damage: A switchboard explosion or fire can destroy the switchboard itself and any nearby electrical equipment. This might include wiring, transformers, generators, and other electrical machinery.

Building Damage: The explosion or fire can spread to other parts of the building, damaging walls, floors, ceilings, furnishings, and other property. In severe cases, the structural integrity of the building might be compromised.

Fire Suppression System Damage: If the building's fire suppression system is triggered, this can cause additional damage. For instance, a water-based system might cause water damage, and the cleanup of chemical suppressants can be expensive.

Operational
Safety

Loss of Power: A damaged switchboard can disrupt the building's electrical supply, making it difficult or impossible to conduct normal business operations until repairs are made.

Cost of Cleanup and Repairs: The costs of cleaning up after a switchboard fire, repairing the damage, and replacing any destroyed equipment can be significant.

Loss of Revenue: The downtime associated with a switchboard failure or fire can result in lost revenue, especially for businesses that rely heavily on electricity for their operations.

Replacement Switchboards: All switchboards are custom-made for the property or site. So, in most cases an off-the-shelf replacement is not available, so issues with the switchboard manufacturer may cause longer delays.

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