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Saturday 19 November 2016

Orbitas gets switched on for winter


Cheshire East Council-owned company Orbitas has launched a scheme to help vulnerable residents keep on top of crucial jobs this winter.

The handyperson and electrical service will offer minor maintenance work for Cheshire East’s elderly and vulnerable residents.

A team of qualified electrical engineers are also available to carry out specialist portable appliance testing (PAT) for local businesses, schools and community centres (PAT testing is not a legal requirement for private individuals).

Crewe-based Orbitas is keen to speak to organisations who would like to have an assessment to ensure that all their electrical equipment is safe and properly maintained to prevent any potential danger in the future.

Their qualified electricians offer competitive rates and a high-quality service, providing organisations with both peace of mind and value for money.

Jan Griffiths, Orbitas building and specialist project manager said: “While PAT testing isn’t a legal requirement, the law does require employers to ensure that all electrical equipment is safe and properly maintained. Basically, if you have an appliance that has a plug, it qualifies as needing to be PAT tested.

“We would urge any Cheshire East school, community centre or business to contact us and arrange a visit to assess any requirements they may have.”

The company also provides a popular, professional and competitively-priced handyperson service to carry out small repairs and general work in the homes of elderly and disabled people who need a helping hand. This includes items ranging from fitting grabrails and changing light bulbs to fixing leaky taps and fixing gates.

Orbitas chairman Councillor David Marren said: “Orbitas provides a professional and reliable service to the local community – whether it is a business, school or community centre that wants to test its appliances or an odd job that enables elderly and vulnerable people to maintain their independence.

“It can be quite difficult to find good, trustworthy workmen for those little jobs that come up so I am delighted that Orbitas is able to offer that service.”

For further information and to make an appointment with Orbitas handyperson or electrical services, ring 0300 123 5017, and choose option three or visit:

Orbitas is a wholly-owned company of Cheshire East Council.

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