Local electrical company, TEE Limited, have published a series of free checklists aimed at de-mystifying the many regulations and laws surrounding electrical safety in the workplace or accommodation venue.
The checklists come off the back of rising concern over the safety of premises and the confusion that many businesses suffer in trying to establish their obligations under the eyes of the law.
So far in 2008, there have already been 48 entries made on the Cornwall County Fire Brigade Public Register, a public list which details information relating to issues of prohibition, alteration and enforcement notices. This comes at a time where we have also seen a number of high profile incidents in the county.
Many of the entries on the register show that local businesses are failing in their checks of equipment, a series of relatively simple procedures that will often identify minor issues that can be cost effective to put right but deadly should something happen.
TEE hopes that by high lighting the necessary testing and inspection routines required that many businesses in the region will get things right before they receive a visit from an enforcement officer, or worse still, an accident occurs.
David Freeman, Technical Director at TEE Limited said:
“It seems a shame that many businesses fail on small things that would be spotted in routine tests and are relatively easy to put right. Although it may be simple to correct, non-working emergency lights or unresponsive alarms can potentially jeopardise the health and well-being of staff or visitors.”
The company has currently produced three checklists covering; small businesses, private landlords and accommodation venues, such as caravan parks and hotels. Checklists are sent out to interested parties by email on request through the website . (Click here to request your copy)
Notes to Editor:
1. TEE Limited (Technical Electrical Engineering Limited) is an electrical contractor based in St.Agnes.
2. The company has been trading for over 20 years working within the domestic and business markets.
3. The safety checklists are part of an ongoing company commitment to raising safety standards and helping businesses identify and meet their obligations.