Howie's Blog

Working With Children Approved

For all of those customers who require their handyman/contractor to be in the possession of a Working with Children Card - Glenn (your friendly Handyman)has been through the rigours of this process and issued with a card. Please request evidence of the card if required.

New Service - Testing and Tagging

Howie's is proud to announce that we are now able to perform Testing and Tagging of your plug-in electrical equipment and Residual Current Devices (RCDs) in accordance with the Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3760-2010.

IT'S THE LAW... Is your business complying?

As prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations , the person having control of a workplace or access to that workplace, i.e. employer, self-employed person, main contractor, must ensure that all plug-in electrical equipment and residual current devices (RCDs) at the workplace are safe and appropriately inspected, tested and tagged and by a competent and trained person.

Under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004), the employer has a legal obligation to ensure that the workplace and the plant at the workplace is safe and without risks to health (Section 21). This means identifying whether there are any hazards associated with electrical equipment, assessing the associated risks and taking measures to eliminate or control those risks.

July Update

Just a quick note to let you all know how valuable your custom has been to our business venture. 

Like all small business owners, the decision to become self employed is a really big call! Despite our earlier anxiety we are pleased to say that all indications suggest that we must be doing something right.

We have had excellent clientele (thank you); you have all paid your bills promptly (thank you) and we have had no reports yet of dissatisfaction with the cost or quality of our services. 

Unfortunately for some, we have not been able to respond to your needs immediately - hopefully you will understand that as a small team we do our best to look after multiple clients and guarantee that any the wait will be worthwhile in terms of customer service, price and quality.

Once again, thank you very much for supporting our business.

PS...Were you happy with our service? If you were happy with our service, please consider leaving a review on the Internet - just a few of places we can be found are Hi-pages, Google+, Facebook or alternatively you could send us a few words for a testimonial on our own website. Don't forget to tell all your friends too!!

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