Health and safety should always be a priority for any organisation, no matter the size of the company/business, or the industry it resides within. This is something to be especially mindful of when purchasing new electrical equipment, due to the potential hazards associated with poor quality products.
To cut costs many businesses often look online, to purchase electrical equipment at a reduced price. This can save a substantial amount of money – but could also easily backfire and cost a business a large amount of money, if the equipment turns out to be faulty or dangerous. It is therefore important to make a well informed decision, and perform thorough research about a company and the product’s warranty, before paying out any money.
Within the EU, the ‘CE mark’ is also something to look out for when buying electrical equipment. It indicates that the appliance meets regulations in regards to ‘Electro Magnetic Compatibility’. For more information about what this actually means, please see the infographic from MCS Test Equipment. Although the CE mark is not a complete safety guarantee, it is certainly something to be aware of and look out for.