It was comments from a rather angry site agent, which led to a bit of a Light Bulb moment.
I am regularly on building sites commissioning various Fire Alarm Systems. On this occasion, it was an Addressable System which requires the use of a laptop for programming.
The Fire Control Panel was in the entrance lobby, a good 5 metres away from the nearest Electrical Socket.
Trotting back from the car with laptop and a 240v extension cable in hand, I could hear a rather breathless chap running behind me... “Haw Big Man, where ur yeh gaun whae that”... which roughly translates to “Excuse me, where are you going with that 240v extension cable”
As with all building sites, the use of 240v equipment is generally forbidden during construction. But in my defence, this was a building site that was almost complete ready for handover.
To cut a long story short, the Light Bulb moment came a few weeks later while on another site where more by luck than design, there was a socket directly under the Fire Control Panel. So no need for the extension cable or confab with said angry site agent.
If you are in the Electrical Design business, please consider adding a wee socket adjacent the Fire Panel to help make the world a more peaceful place.
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