Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Snitching on your Clients

Epic floods in January disrupted much of the state.

A Six-Monthly inspection of the fire extinguishers in the Wayside Tavern occurs every January & July. This is performed by a company named, known here by the uncrackable code name of say, Hubbc.

Due to the scale of disruption wrought by flood, the January Fire Extinguisher inspection did not happen.

In February the Fire Brigade notified 7 days in advance (as they are legally bound to do) that a "Fire Safety Inspection" of the Wayside Tavern would be conducted.

It was at this point that the assistant manager noticed that the fire extinguishers hadn't had their 6-monthly "tagging" done.

A phone call to Hubbc, who said they'd been flood damaged & unable to conduct a lot of their January inspections on time, but they were working frantically to catch up. The day before the scheduled Fire Safety Inspection they sent someone around to inspect & tag all the fire extinguishers.

At the appointed time the following day the Wayside Tavern was ready, all paperwork up to date, all fire extinguishers tagged (just in time), everybody waiting for the Fire Brigade.

The Fire Inspector never showed up.

Zero follow-up communication has been received from the Fire Brigade.

The Fire Safety Inspector is a clerical appointment. He has never fought a fire. He has never held a job in a proactive field, only ever in regulatory reactive fields, say writing tickets for non-compliance of Fire Regulations. He is no asset to the community.

He is from the same mould as parking inspectors.

And someone in Hubbc leaks to him.

1 comment:

Kay said...

This is not good. I guess the flooding really disrupted things even more than they already were.