Welcome back, I’m John from ACME Test and Tagging.
It’s been a while since we last spoke that’s because it’s been a very hectic couple of months for me. I’ve been renovating my home getting it ready for sale then putting it up for sale and yes it has sold. So that’s good news. And also in the middle of that moved office – a bit more on that later. So here we are coming to you from the home office isn’t it beautiful.
What I’d like to talk to you today about is recall notices. You might have seen them in the papers but in particular electrical appliances that get recalled. These notices can be issued voluntarily by the distributor of the manufacturer of the appliance or the the government can actually issue compulsory recall notices where there is definitely a danger or a risk to the users.
Now the problem with these is that they get issued but not all of them come back and so a lot of them do remain out there.
For you in the workplace and in charge of your workplace safety you’ve got that duty of care to all the people in your
workplace, so you need to keep on top of it and if one of these appliances that they’ve been using or you have in your workplace is subject to a recall you have to withdraw it and get it out of the workplace – stop using it.
What do you do with it?
Well you follow the instructions in the recall notice and generally that means you take it back to where you bought
it and you’ll get a refund or they’ll replace it with a similar product – not similar as in a similar defective – one hopefully that’s not subject to a recall notice.
So you do need to do that. But how do you know if you, you can’t just keep checking the website all the time?
Well we keep tracking them for you. The details aren’t on the ACME website they’re on a training site TATSA.com.au – that’s the site that we do all their test and tag training courses through. In there if you go up to the free stuff you can have a
look and you’ll see a section there called recalls and there it’s got them broken down by the year or you can do a search on them.
Alternatively we can you on the mailing list and we can just update you from time to time when a new recall comes out.
These are really important. Some of them are just minor they might be a defect in the way they’re manufactured but some of them can be a fire hazard, some of them can be an electric shock risk. So as you’re the OH&S person in your workplace you do need to keep on top of these recall notices. So check it out on our website.
If you need any help give us a call.
I’m John we’re ACME Test and Tagging.
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