LapSafe® Laptop Charging Trolleys Safety Advice
Recent guidance from the Health and Safety Executive regarding “Laptop computer charging trolleys safety alert” requires interpretation from each manufacturer as regards to their product compliance. The HSE statement can be found at:-
CE Testing, Conformity and Declaration of LapSafe® Products
At LapSafe® Products we are proud to confirm that ALL of our electrical products, going back over ten years, have been thoroughly tested and certified (by an authorised and INDEPENDENT testing house) and accordingly have been clearly CE marked.
Full CE compliance, which includes the requirements of LVD and EMC directives, is a STANDARD FEATURE of LapSafe® Products, as are many more “built in” safety features. CE Marking can be found on the product serial number plate, usually at the lower rear of the cabinet. CE Declaration of Conformity is issued with each product in the User Guide Pack.
You may obtain further copies of the certificate specific to your product and serial number, or any further information and advice, upon request to our Customer Services Department – call direct 01787 226147 or FREEPHONE the switchboard on 0800 130 3456.
Rest assured that your LapSafe® Product has been designed and built with Safety as the highest priority since we first introduced the concept of the “mobile laptop trolley” into the UK market in the last century. This is, indeed, why we are called “Lap SAFE”.
The HSE has raised a concern (having identified at least one particular manufacturer’s trolleys with this “characteristic”) that many manufacturers’ trolleys (if indeed not the vast majority), may have a momentary residual voltage on the pins of the mains plug and that this could, if you touched the pins within a second or two of unplugging, result in an electric shock.
LapSafe® Products have been designed from the outset with safety internal circuitry as standard so as NOT to retain or present any significant residual voltage in this way. In fact, it is virtually impossible to get any such significant electric shock from our cabinets in normal use.
However, regardless of how safe any particular trolley may be, we endorse the recommendations for employing common sense practise as a generic rule for any mobile electrical appliance, such as switching off the mains socket before unplugging the power leads and NOT moving the trolleys without disconnecting and unplugging the power leads at both ends. Two of the wheels are fitted with locks as standard and should be kept locked as a reminder when power is connected and as a general safety rule as per the user instructions supplied with each cabinet.