We’ve all seen the little green “Service by” sticker on the electrical equipment in and around the office, and let’s be honest, how many of those dates on the equipment have come and gone?
When anyone comes to work, we place utter trust in the employer to provide us with a safe environment in which to work, the last thing we expect is to be put in danger or to have our health jeopardised.
We’ll look at some of the dangers that are found within the office when un-serviced electrical equipment goes wrong.
You’ve probably heard that air conditioning units must be serviced properly and on a regular basis. Leading companies and government bodies such as Air Plants Heating, HVCA and Macair, recommend that units must be maintained every spring, before the warm weather kicks in. The thing to bear in mind is that this system works for as long as you need it to keep you cool - as with anything, proper care and maintenance is essential.
However when the unit begins to collect dirt, mould and decomposing insects, it begins to pose a very serious health risk. The filters must be cleaned regularly, as they may cause serious lung problems such as …