Storage heater safety warning
Council policy has always been to fit guards to storage heaters in areas that are to be used by reception or nursery children due to the high temperatures that the heaters can reach. The photograph above shows a thermal image of the storage heaters installed and with the fan on the air leaving the vent at the bottom of the unit can reach in excess of 110 degrees centigrade.
Waste disposal units
Severn Trent Water have a policy that food disposal units and macerators are not used in commercial kitchens.
Norleg swing failure
We have received a report regarding this type of play equipment which had internal rot and resulted in an injury to a child.
Pest Control do not offer treatment for bees. The reason they don't treat bees is because they're not a pest.
Swiming pool light fittings
You may already be aware of this issue concerning certain types of swimming pool light fittings, the alert is just over 12 months old now, but has recently been recirculated by the HSE.
School condition surveys
PSG recently undertook condition surveys of all Shropshire schools
Highlighting potential problems
We are constantly helping our customers by actively looking for potential future problems and putting strategies in plan to prevent the closure of buildings. Below is an example of corrosion of heating pipes at Woodfield Infants which was uncovered by their mechanical surveyor, Ian Pengilly.
Use of PSG's approved contractors
All our contractors have gone through a stringent list of requirements to be included on our approved list of contractors . This is because, we as a service, are only as good as the contractors that we send to do the servicing and repairs on our sites. This gives you peace of mind for a quality and professional service and most of importantly a “safe” repair.
Safety concerns over the use of 230V 'safety plug' sockets
During visits to site by your electrical surveyor’s and engineers it has been noticed that a lot of buildings, especially nurseries, are utilizing plug socket inserts to provide an additional level of safety to power sockets.