Charity plans warehouse with dedicated electrical safety area


A new warehouse property to be constructed for the Emmaus charity will be equipped with an area designed specifically for electrical safety.

The Emmaus charity was established to assist former homeless people in the Dover area. It provides them with not only accommodation, but also offers learning opportunities in its charity outlets, where new skills can be attained. Following receipt of a £45,000 donation, Emmaus now plans to build an all-new workshop and storehouse.

The sum was gifted to the charity by the Clothworkers’ Foundation to help with the first phase of its Building a Better Future project.

The project, based at a site of Archcliffe Fort on Archcliffe Road in Dover, has been designed to offer a greater number of opportunities for those it helps, to increase income and to create new revenue streams.

Community Manager for Emmaus Dover, Debbie Stevenson, commented on the donation:

“This will ensure that we can continue to support people who have been homeless and socially excluded by providing a home, training and the opportunity to work.”

Part of the initial phase of the four-step project involves refurbishing an existing workshop area so it can be used for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). This form of testing is used to check that electrical devices are regularly examined for safety.

All electrical systems in place on industrial premises should be routinely checked to safeguard staff and property. Businesses booking industrial electrical contractors in Chester, Dover and other parts of the UK should only hire certified professionals to carry out maintenance checks.

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