April 28, 2023

Electrical distribution board upgrades in Brighton

Electrical distribution board

Electrical distribution boards are a type of electrical equipment used to supply electricity throughout a commercial or industrial property. Over time these boards become outdated and will deteriorate. To prevent any fire risks and electric shocks, upgrades and maintenance are needed.  J. Kirby Electrical are your local commercial electricians in Brighton specialising in electrical distribution board upgrades. 

Upgrading distribution boards & Fuse-boxes

Whatever you call them; consumer units, fuse-boards, electric boxes…J. Kirby can upgrade them. Distribution boards that haven’t been touched for 20 – 30 years will likely need an upgrade. These older boards aren’t designed to cope with the amount of electricity needed to power a commercial business of today’s world. Boards that are over stretched can become increasingly dangerous. In a workplace this is a major health and safety risk. 

Older boards also lack modern day protection devices. These are important and limit exposure to power surges and electric shocks when faults occur. A new distribution board means your commercial property will be compliant with current electrical safety standards and will not only protect you and your staff, but also any high-tech electrical equipment your business may use. 

Sings your electrical distribution board may need an upgrade:

  • Old properties: if your property is more than 20 years old. 
  • Planning extension works or increase of power supply (like adding EV chargers)
  • Frequently tripping electrics, sockets & switches. 
  • Flickering lights. 

Health & safety in the workplace

All business should be providing a safe work environment which includes access to safe and efficient electrics. Electrical fires are a common fault of old, out-dated wiring and electrics. By upgrading your electrical system this risk is reduced massively. Choosing J. Kirby electrical for all your commercial electrical needs will make this task much easier. J. Kirby are based in Newhaven, Sussex. We provide commercial electrical services to properties in Peacehaven, Seaford, Brighton & Eastbourne (as well as the rest of Sussex!). 

Electrical distribution board replacement 

Replacing an out-dated electrical board can be complicated. It should only be carried out by a qualified, registered electrician with years of experience. J. Kirby Electrical are NAPIT registered, Trustmark endorsed, and City & Guilds qualified. This means all our electricians have the knowledge and expertise to work on even the most complicated electrical systems. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that any work we carry out or install conforms to current wiring regulations and safety standards set by law. All our work is fully certified protecting you and your business in the unfortunate event that an incident occurs. 

The upgrade process is relatively straight forward so disruption can be kept to a minimum. We also offer relocation services if needed which will require some additional works. Our electricians are used to working in commercial settings and will always act in a polite, respectful manner. 

As business owners ourselves we know that time is money. We always aim to work as efficiently as possible while still providing a high-quality service. If you feel your commercial property has an out-dated electrical system, please don’t delay any further. A quick phone call and we can arrange a visual inspection. Health and safety is at the fore front of our minds and as business owners, should be for you too. For more information regarding electrical distribution board upgrades in Brighton, contact J. Kibry Electrical today.

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