Electrical Regulations Your Vancouver Business Should Know About

Feb 16, 2022
Electrical Regulations Your Vancouver Business Should Know About


There are countless things to think about when it comes to running a business, not the least of which are the utilities that help keep your building running. While some of these items are fine to handle on your own, professional commercial electrical services are here to handle the technical and dangerous world of electricity. As the leading commercial electrical company in Vancouver, Wireman Electric exists to help businesses in the greater Vancouver area operate safely and adhere to regulations.

If you are in need of an office electrician or electrical maintenance contractor, look no further than the Vancouver electrician team at Wireman Electric. And when it comes to regulations, here are a few things your business should keep in mind.

Hire a Qualified Electrician

Not everyone is licensed to provide commercial electrical services, and hiring a Vancouver electrician that is legally able to provide these services is essential. Having work done by unqualified personnel can leave you exposed to significant liability if someone is injured and may violate the terms of your business insurance. It may also be a violation of municipal and provincial regulations and codes. All electrical contractors in Vancouver need to hold industry-specific credentials provided by an accredited Canadian institution.

Further, they must have received their training in a program run by a provincial safety manager and be employed by an organization with standardized training procedures. If you hire Wireman Electric as your commercial electrical contractor you can rest easy knowing that our staff are well trained, appropriately certified and are well capable of performing all your commercial electrical installation and maintenance work.

Staff Training and Adherence

In a business setting, staff training is crucial. The business can’t be successful unless all of its employees are well informed and working to the best of their abilities. In order to keep staff informed, you need to update them on industry news as well as follow safety rules closely as they come out as there is always something new that your staff should be up to date with. However, this isn’t always done properly.

As electricians, there are many different regulations that you need to adhere to, and ultimately it is your responsibility to learn them from your commercial electrical services company or individual office electrician. Beyond that, it is also your responsibility to train your staff and employees on these regulations to ensure that the company is adhering to them. Missteps and oversights not only could lead to fines and punishments but could create serious safety concerns as well.

Don’t Skimp on Materials

Most electrical system materials meet the standards imposed by the governing bodies, but there are wide variations in quality to consider as well. Because electricity can be so dangerous if done poorly, many Vancouver electricians recommend budgeting to use higher-end materials whenever and wherever possible. This will add one more level of security and safety to keep your business operating with a lesser risk of any serious incidents.

There are a lot of rules and regulations when it comes to electrical systems, and it is critical that your business adheres to all of them. While ultimately it is the responsibility of your hired Vancouver electrical contractors to set you up for success, you also play a critical role in making sure your company is operating safely. As the leading commercial electrical company in Vancouver, give Wireman Electric a call to learn more about Canadian and provincial regulations and how we can best set you and your business up for success moving into your upcoming electrical installation or upgrade.