It never ceases to amaze me, how many new sites we visit that are uneducated as to the importance of basic health and safety testing. It concerns me even more when you see that some sites have been PAT tested in the not too distant past!
How High Are Your Electrical Safety Standards?
As a PAT Testing company we work to very high standards. We make sure our practices meet the current code of practice and more importantly the working standards of the PTN Network, the association that help set the standards in our industry. We get very frustrated when we see clients have not received the PAT Testing service that they have paid for. Most of my colleagues and friends know I have one extreme pet hate, and it’s the cardboard wiring diagrams being left on the plugs. Please remove them before use they are a fire hazard!
A Case In Point
I met with a potential client a week ago to carry out our free no obligation site inspection (call 0330 6600264 to book yours). We were in the meeting room when I spotted the cardinal sin. This potential client was a little shocked that I spotted the extension lead plugged into the wall still had a wiring diagram insitu. When I pulled the plug, her response was ‘how did you see that?’ I guess 12 years’ experience really does count. Needless to say we got the contract for the PAT testing and while on our tour of the facility I noted that a number of the Fire Extinguishers needed attention. Turns out these had been serviced the week previous. It was easy to see they had not been serviced correctly, one in particular still had the transportation seals in place, the original pressure gauge seal had not been checked and the unit was 3 years old. Thank goodness they hadn’t needed to use the fire extinguisher. Fingers crossed we will get the servicing contract for the fire extinguishers as well.
Some health and safety testing companies really don’t really seem to care about the clients equipment, or even the staff. Even after service provision, hazards are abundant: from simple things like broken plugs, chaffed cables or even missing pieces of casings. Some hazards are created by personnel onsite; during the hot weather the protective cover over fan blades are AWOL. Why would you use a fan without the cover? Surely common sense would say it is dangerous?
You Know Where To Go
So if you want a company who takes pride in the work we do, actually opens the plug to carry out a visual inspection of the appliance, one that works to the IET code of practice and the working standards of the PTN Network and have a complete abhorrence for paper wiring diagrams left on allegedly previously PAT Tested plugs, then please give us a call on 0330 6600264 or email [email protected]
Until next time…