Thursday, 5 September 2013
Civil servants told not to take electric fans to work :)
Britain’s civil servants have been banned from taking electric fans to work – but told they can stay at home instead if their office environment is too oppressive in the summer heat.
In rather extraordinary guidance, which has been passed to The Independent, Whitehall officials have been told that they are “NOT authorised” to bring fans or air coolers to work “due to the potential impact it could have on electrical supplies and the risk of electric shock from items not subjected to a portable appliance test”.
Government fans would be issued to members of staff, the memo added, only if temperatures reached “30C or higher”.
get em PA Tested