It seems a little strange to me, but over the past few weeks I’ve had a growing number of enquiries about PAT Testing the electrical equipment for a number of different dog grooming salons. I’m not complaining, but why are they all asking now?
PAT Testing For Dog Grooming Salons
I have to admit that they are very similar to normal hair and beauty salons, so the thought of PAT Testing for them never really phases me. I think the main real difference being the tables.
“In a dog groomers, they have tables rather than chairs, which can be raised up or lowered according to the size of the dog!”
I don’t think I could really see the need for that type of table in a beauty salon, but then, when I think about it, I can’t really see the need for heated foot and hand warmers either. Maybe someone will tell me what the benefit of those are?
Anyway, one of the main concerns when I’m PAT Testing in any dog groomers is fur in the dryer motors or on the heating elements. This is possibly one of the most dangerous situations as it could be fire waiting to happen!!
Most of my inspections are taken up by checking the equipment visually, also checking there are not any dangerous cracks or broken switches and plugs. Of course, I have found them on numerous occasions and have to fail the appliance.
Once the PAT Testing is completed, I always have a conversation with the client to explain what I have found and describe any repairs I completed. My clients are usually so delighted that they’ll ask about other services such as Fire Extinguisher Servicing.
“I always find this conversation an opportunity to build on the great start to our new business relationship!”
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Until next time …