Hospitality Electrical Safety and Maintenance
Challenges Facing the Hospitality Industry
The hospitality industry continues to grow year-over-year, with occupancy rates beating those of previous years by a few percentage points annually. As the market continues to grow, hotels are experiencing greater use of their electrical assets. Everything from HVAC systems to the assets that distribute power throughout the hotel can experience greater usage and wear. As demands on those assets continue to increase, instances of wear can lead to even greater problems.
For those responsible for hotel safety and security, as well as corporate risk managers, hospitality electrical safety and maintenance must be a top priority. As electrical assets wear down, the risk of fire increases. Additionally, hotel staff must be trained on safety best practices to prevent incidents from occurring near electrical assets, such as tools left in electric panels.
In all scenarios, being proactive not only prevents hospitality electrical incidents from occurring but also ensures the facility continues to operate smoothly and deliver satisfactory experiences. By avoiding potentially costly incidents such as fires or employee injuries, hospitality organizations can better protect their employees, avoid potential insurance premium hikes, increase safety performance metrics, reduce energy and maintenance costs, and ultimately provide a better stay for their guests.
How SEAM Group Supports Hospitality Electrical Safety
An infrared inspection uses advanced thermography tools to analyze hospitality electrical assets for potential thermal issues and their causes. Performed by a qualified inspector wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), the asset is analyzed using infrared windows to prevent the asset from being opened or de-energized. Data and images on all assets to be inspected are gathered along with results and centrally stored in our web-based management tool ViewPoint.
Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
Arc flashes are dangerous and often lethal incidents caused by low impedance connection to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system. When it comes to hospitality electrical safety, it’s important to be cognizant of how the systems that are critical to your hotel’s operations are functioning. Whether it’s due to poor installation or improper components, arc flashes can cause significant damage and injury as well as regulatory and insurance costs. Arc flash hazard analysis from SEAM Group can help you protect your people and business from experiencing one of these unfortunately common and damaging incidents.
Hotels are large structures with numerous systems operating 24/7/365 — more than just electrical. Over time, these systems can experience damage or standard wear and tear. Other times, they may simply need to be upgraded or replaced. SEAM Group partners with companies to provide comprehensive facility services. This is particularly useful for hospitality groups with multiple chains throughout the country, where a single partner can be relied on to handle everything from electrical safety support to lighting and ongoing preventive maintenance programs.
Improve Hospitality Electrical Safety with SEAM Group
Reduce risk for your organization and protect your employees and customers with safety and maintenance services from SEAM Group. We’ve worked with multiple organizations throughout the hospitality industry to support their safety and efficiency goals, and we can do the same for you. Fill out the form below to get in touch with our team to learn more.