The number of frantic last minute phone calls I receive from builders who realise their certification is about to expire never ceases to amaze me. You see, what most don’t realise is that their equipment needs testing every three months …
Usually it’s for around ten items of construction equipment but it differs from trade to trade. Initially, my thoughts turn to Dad’s Army and the famous saying “don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!” However I know that ten items on a building site are going to take twice as long to test as the same amount in an office. Some of it may not have been tested for months and it always gets thrown around recklessly, covered in concrete and even used as a footstool.
Some of the things I have seen would really make your hair curl – well it would if you plugged it in – cables cut through still being used and out in the wet, missing covers, good old gaffa tape holding plugs together … you name it, I’ve seen it! On second thoughts, maybe it would make your hair stand on end if you used it!
Remember, with electrical equipment, your life is in your own hands. BE VERY CAREFUL. Most small builders and contractors are not aware that they have to have their equipment regularly tested before being allowed on a building site – and when I say regularly, I mean every three months.
Call me on 0330 6600264 today and we can arrange your testing and certification.
Until next time …