I wonder what others would consider doing regarding the following?
I've been asked to re-site a large 3Kw heater in a high street shop.
No problem with doing that, quite comfortable with what that entails.
However high up on the wall (at about head height) above where the
heater is going are a couple of large reels of bubble wrap plastic
which are used for packaging purposes (we are talking here of reels
which are a couple of feet diameter by 3 feet wide), so the bubble
wrap could easily be unwound to cover the heater. And if the bubble
wrap did unwrap to cover the heater then it would instantly present a
very serious fire risk, combined with noxious fumes as the plastic
There's also the issue that regardless of the bubble wrap unwinding,
the 3Kw of heat being pumped out from the heater will rise into the
plastic bubblewrap just above, which might well set it alight.
I've told the shopkeeper about my concern, but he reckons it'll be
fine because they aren't going to unwrap the bubble wrap to cover the
heater. I'm still feeling hot and sweaty about this though.
I'm wondering about the following options:
1) Refuse to resite the heater.
2) Resite the heater and formally warn the shopkeeper in writing of
3) Resite the heater and have a quiet word with HSE or the local fire
brigade to let them deal with it.
4) Resite the heater but don't wire it up. That's not actually so much
a problem because the issue at the moment is that the position of the
heater is very inconvenient - and moving it is going to solve a
BTW, I have made a decision about what I'm going to do, but I'd like
to get thoughts from others to see whether they think the same way I