Build a Bear Workshop – electrical equipment testing in retail

If you are responsible for a shop or retail outlet, ensuring your electrical equipment is safe for use is even more critical than usual.

You are not only responsible for the safety of the staff that work in the store, but also customers that visit too.

We carry out electrical equipment testing (PAT testing) for a wide range of different retailers, to help them stay safe and compliant.

One of our customers that we work with is Build a Bear Workshop.

Build a Bear Workshop - Electrical equipment testing in retail

About Build a Bear Workshop

Founded in the US in 1997, Build a Bear Workshop has stores across the world, including over fifty in the UK

Children can create their own customised soft toys in-store, as well as buy accessories.

We carry out electrical equipment testing across all the company's UK-based stores.

The problem

As Build a Bear Workshop has several stores across the country, they need to work with an electrical company that can attend all sites and complete testing to the same high standards each time.

The company has an internal estates team that deals with all aspects of building management, from cleaning to plumbing. This means they need to work with an efficient company that provides clear and concise communication.

They also need a contractor that can carry out PAT testing before stores open or after stores close, so customers and staff are not disturbed.

The solution

We have a network of over 100 engineers across the whole of the UK, meaning we can attend all sites, wherever they are located.

We work with Build a Bear Workshop’s estates team to manage electrical equipment testing across all of their UK sites. One dedicated person manages the entire process in our team, making it convenient if they need to reschedule a test, or have any questions.

The typical store has a wide range of different units that need testing; from computers, vacuum cleaners and point of sale systems to the pumps used to fill the bears with stuffing!

Our engineers work with the estates team and store staff to carry out equipment testing outside of working hours. This is a free of charge service we provide to all our clients, and means there is no downtime and no disruption to customers wanting to make a purchase.

“Our contractors help us to provide an exceptional service to all our customers, so efficiency and professionalism are essential to us.

“Hawkesworth provides an excellent service each and every time, with comprehensive reports so we can see which of our assets are fully functional, and which need repairing.” - Xowie Grist - Retail Operations Manager, Build a Bear Workshop

If you are looking for electrical equipment testing for your store, Hawkesworth is here to help.

We provide a high-quality service, no matter whether you have one store or one hundred stores.

Contact us today for your free, no-obligation PAT testing quote.

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