HV switchgear needs to be maintained in accordance with the original manufacturers instructions or procedures compiled by suitably trained organisations. It is the duty of all users of switchgear to provide management systems that will ensure the safe operation of the switchgear.
The HSE Guidelines Document 483/27
provides a very succinct summary of the issues associated with ageing switchgear – in particular, oil based switchgear.
We can assist in ensuring that the switchgear in service is, as far as reasonably practical, maintained and operated in such a way as to prevent danger, in accordance with the Electricity At Work Regulations.