Happy Halloween! Protect your workplace from these spooky electrical hazards
Safety is our number one priority and something we think about a lot! Special attention must be paid to office safety during occasions such as Halloween, when additional hazards are often introduced into the workplace.
Another popular office decoration at Halloween time is novelty fairy and LED lights. These look great and inject a bit of holiday fun into the workplace, but they are still a hazard that must be treated with caution.
Always ensure that lights are switched off at the end of each day – never leave fairy lights unattended. Why not ask a volunteer to act as ‘responsible person’? Someone who will be able to check that the lights have been switched off when they leave – just remember to have a backup person too!
To ensure your office is as safe as possible from electrical hazards, remember not to overload sockets or extension cables. These are a leading cause of fires that start with an electrical fault.
Its also never a bad idea to ensure that all electrical devices (this includes lights!) are correctly tested, in good working order, or PAT tested. You can read more about PAT testing on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
As a provider of industrial electrical services, Protest ES Ltd can test all your electrical equipment – this includes Halloween items! Regular testing is essential for electrical safety, to comply with regulations, and to give you peace of mind.
We’re specialists in industrial electrical services, who are just a call away to help you with the fire and electrical safety of your building. Have a happy and safe Halloween!
If you are a commercial business that requires electrical testing and inspection, to ensure electrical compliance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 | email@example.com.