Fire in an electrical cabinet

THE CONTEXT

An SME hired a panel builder to wire an electrical cabinet for supplying power to its workshops.

A few months after it was installed, a fire broke out in the room where the electrical cabinet was located. The fire was determined to have originated in the cabinet.

GM CONSULTANT INTERVENTION

The GM Consultant loss adjusters identified a possible defect in the cabinet and the panel builder was called to a joint appraisal meeting.

Under the terms of the meeting and to respond to the panel builder’s arguments, the loss adjusters examined whether the cabinet met the relevant safety requirements of standard NF C15-100 and listed all the non-compliances.

These non-compliances were reported to be directly related to the origin of the loss, and show where the fire started.

The loss adjuster for the panel builder’s insurer did not contest the appeal lodged by the GM Consultant loss adjusters.