With today’s technology there is nothing worse than the work related emails appearing on my smartphone at the weekend. I’m sure we have all thought ”I will not touch any of those mails, I will wait till Monday” but sometimes there is an urge to take a quick peek …
Getting The Inspiration
On a Sunday, there is always one from the secret underground bunker of sblogit.com. It’s the first gentle reminder that I have a blog post to write and submit in a couple of days’ time. The urge to look was just too much, but then as we were testing all weekend, it really didn’t matter. I read the reminder, thought about it over a quick cuppa then deleted it.
Monday arrives and I fire up the PC to download my weekend emails only to see two emails from sblogit.com;, the first reminder (already read) and then the second reminder – this one is time critical as I have just under 24 hours to find some inspiration, prep and submit this week’s blog post – oh heck!
So what shall I write about this week? Well, I thought about singing the praises of the sblogit.com team, but I have already done that with Blogging Hell. I thought about highlighting the need for entertainers to ensure that their equipment is tested, but I have already done that with Entertainers, Bands and DJ’s .
This year was going to be very different. Due to their recent expansion, it would be preferred if we could test out of hours – at the weekend. We don’t make any additional charges for weekend work, but we do like to start early so we can still have a bit of time with our family before going to bed in readiness to start again in the morning.Then I thought about this past weekend’s work. This was the fourth year that we have been to this particular client who have made the decision, with advice from their insurance company and ourselves, that they will continue with annual testing.
This is always the problem with early starts! Someone has to not only volunteer to arrive and unlock the site (especially if there is no security) but they are going to have to find something to do for the entire time we are on site.
This company is always a challenge, but we were given a helping hand by the two employees who arrived to open the site. They offered to disconnect all the computers and leads to aid the speed of testing. This also gave them the chance to check some of the PCs and clean the dust from the fans. To make it even better for us they offered to reconnect everything and ensure all the equipment was powered up in readiness for Monday.
Now you know why I hate Mondays! There is always a chance that something can go wrong on site, especially when they do not have IT support there as a back up. In this case, we owe them a beer for their help as it saved us so much time in completing the job. Regrettably we didn’t quite complete the whole site, but as the only areas that were left were staff rooms, meeting rooms, stores and a small photo studio it would not impact on the business. We returned for a few more hours on the Monday and completed the site – much to the appreciation of the managers.
You want your business to comply with both the Electricity at Work Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act, yes?But in the meantime, remember to call us on 0330 6600264 or click here to ping over an email so that we are able to supply your company or organisation with a comprehensive and cost effective solution of PAT testing.So now it’s time to write my blog! I put a few bullets points in an email and send it to the sblogit.com editorial team and wait for them to do their magic. I know that what comes back will be a well written, appealing blog post with a great picture and I’ll be proud to put my name to it when we publish it on Wednesday.
Until next time …