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.
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.
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 of Build a Bear Workshop’s UK-based stores.
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 attend sites before stores open or after stores close, so customers and staff are not disturbed.
We have a network of over 100 engineers across the whole of the UK, meaning we can attend all Build a Bear Workshop’s sites, wherever they are located.
We work with Build a Bear Workshop’s operations 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 for Build a Bear Workshop if they need to reschedule a test, or have any questions.
The typical Build a Bear Workshop 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 Build a Bear Workshop’s operations 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.
Xowie Grist, Retail Operations Manager at Build a Bear Workshop said: “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.”
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.