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How Safe is Your Laptop Trolley Purchase?

How Safe is it?

Laptop trolleys are a risk management purchase. Schools invest heavily in laptops, with the aim of delivering a richer educational experience for their students. Laptop trolleys are primarily purchased to reduce the incidents of theft and simplifying the charging process, however there is another conversation that school’s need to have with any potential laptop trolley providers… OH&S considerations. Electrical safety needs to be the first topic of conversation. Schools tend to be environments where the most unlikely of circumstances can lead to accidents.
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When electricity is involved, you need to take every precaution to ensure that this doesn’t happen. For example; what happens when a spill occurs? Does the laptop trolley you are considering purchasing incorporate a safety switch to prevent shocks? Does the laptop trolley have a timer, to ensure laptop batteries are not over charged, resulting in reduced battery life and potentially causing catastrophic battery failure?
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Does the laptop trolley have inbuilt technology that prevents dangerous reverse EMF charge when unplugged? These are very real concerns. Local manufacturing to Australian Electrical and Safety Standards can go a long way to ensuring your purchase is the right one. Having a ‘checklist’ would go even further in helping you understand the issues and empower you to make an informed decision.

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