If you are installing a new piece of equipment at your factory or warehouse, you likely have recognized how this can dramatically improve your efficiency or add additional products and services you may not have had available. This is a big deal, as some of these pieces of equipment can be quite expensive.
You will likely need to install this electrical equipment, hiring a professional to do the job for you. Before the job needs to be done, here is a checklist of things you need to have performed in preparation for the job.
Work with Your Staff
Your first step is to work with your staff to ensure that they are prepared for the job to be done. This may require shutting off electricity to one area of your business, having employees in another area, maybe even shutting down operations altogether. Be prepared is the first step.
Ensure You Have All Supplies and Equipment
You may find that the installer has much of the equipment and supplies that are necessary to install your new electrical equipment. They may have wiring, tools, and connectors to do the job. However, it is to your advantage to ensure that you have checked this out before they arrived. Ensure that all materials are available or that the installer has everything that is needed to complete the task. This is saving you time and money to be proactive in this way, so do not simply expect them to have what is needed for the job.
Have All Necessary Permits
This may not be necessary, depending upon the type of equipment you are having install, but it may be necessary for you to have permits that are approved by both the local, state, and national governments. Depending upon the type of equipment you are installing and the type of business you operate, you may need approval before the installation can take place. Check to make sure if you need a license or permit, and then have one if it is needed.
Know Your Drop Sites
Your next step is to know where all the drop sites are. This helps to save time and money. The more information you have for your installer, the quicker and more efficiently the installation well go.
Make Sure Necessary Equipment Is Moved
If there is equipment, supplies, or materials that may interfere with the installation, they will clearly need to be moved. Make sure you have worked with the rest of your staff to ensure that there is a clear pathway to install all electrical equipment. Understand that if the installer is unable to perform the job because you have not properly prepared the area, you will simply lose your money. Then, you will need them to come back, which will decrease your productivity even more.
This checklist is fairly comprehensive and should give you a clear idea of the things you need to do to prepare for the installation of your new electrical equipment. Keep in mind that failing to take the proper measures to prepare will only delay the installation of your equipment. Avoid this problem by not only reviewing this checklist but including a few points you may have thought of as well.