[www.inewsguyana.com] – Beginning today, October 5, officials from the Government’s Electrical Inspectorate – a department that falls under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure(MPI) – will begin visual inspections on commercial businesses to ensure electrical units are properly installed and insulated.
According to Joseph Peters, one of the Ministry’s Electrical Engineers, the exercise will commence in Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.
“By law we are required to do so. We have to ensure that there are no electrical hazards,” Peters added.
The department’s role as the industry’s Electrical Safety Regulatory Bodyis to protect users of electricity against the hazard of unsafe and improper electrical installation.
Further, the department, through its maintenance division, is tasked with carrying out routine electrical maintenance, the preparation of electrical estimates and designs, supervision of contractual works and consultation for Government Buildings.