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Officials seize 30 million baht's worth of pressure washers after man dies washing car

 

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Trading standards officers were pictured with 30 million baht's worth of substandard foreign tools.

 

There were pumps, high pressure sprays and a host of other equipment imported from abroad and sold on Facebook that didn't meet the Thai's exacting standards. 

 

Search warrants were issued and three places were raided. 

 

This followed the electrocution and death of a man in Nonthaburi while using one of the high pressure sprays on a vehicle.

 

Investigations continue with the possibility that the importers would face a prison term of 6 months and/or a fine of 100,000 baht.  

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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Here is today's morning laugh;   " Thais exacting standards" .  They wouldn't know an 'exacting standard' if it fell 30 floors onto their heads. Let's start with the Thais 'exacting standards' on useless plastic motorcycle helmets, or how about the Thais 'exacting building standards', or the Thais 'education exacting standards' in state schools. Yea, right. And people wonder why I am am so suspicious of Thai doctors and dentists, like they are all the exception to the Thai rule that any old <deleted> will do, so long as you don't get caught. 

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29 minutes ago, Paiman said:

To be honest, I was not aware that Thailand has any kind of standard whatsoever.

 

Just look a the wiring of many houses.... and so on. 

I thought that when I visited my mother in laws house in Krabi and looked at a frightening electric shower installation.  However, we've just had a large shop and 6 bed house constructed and despite it being mainly concrete the fire regs.  include emergency lighting, alarms and fire extinguishers on each floor.  The electrics are all on MCB's and I saw the earthing rods being placed. I had a construction business back in the UK and some of the 100 year old terrace properties left a great deal to be desired.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

This followed the electrocution and death of a man in Nonthaburi while using one of the high pressure sprays on a vehicle.

Investigations continue with the possibility that the importers would face a prison term of 6 months and/or a fine of 100,000 baht. 

Life's cheap, looks like death is around the same price in this case.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

that didn't meet the Thai's exacting standards. 

Yeah right, I'm sure we've all experienced Thai's exacting standards! 🙏 🙄 Do they live in a dream world or what?

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18 minutes ago, colinneil said:

 

Who ever came up with that 1 sure has a wicked sense of humour.🤣

Yes, true, but the tragedy is that their 'exacting standards' still manage to kill people almost every day. 

It's  a measure of the lack of trust in technology that I have here, that if I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power, making sure that I don't touch the casing of the machine. Sad but true.  

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2 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Yes, true, but the tragedy is that their 'exacting standards' still manage to kill people almost every day. 

It's  a measure of the lack of trust in technology that I have here, that if I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power, making sure that I don't touch the casing of the machine. Sad but true.  

What about when you are in the shower in a hotel and the waters a bit hot ?

Adjust the setting and risk electrocution or suffer with the hot water  

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11 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

What about when you are in the shower in a hotel and the waters a bit hot ?

Adjust the setting and risk electrocution or suffer with the hot water  

We have water heaters in each of our house bathrooms, but I never use them.  The water coming in the mains inlet is warm enough. 

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44 minutes ago, colinneil said:

 

Who ever came up with that 1 sure has a wicked sense of humour.🤣

Actually there are standards at fairly high levels for items sold here.  Those meeting them will have TISI seals of approval as below.  How they may be used is another matter.

Cheap shops told to sell only TISI-certified goods - Chiang Mai ...

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22 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Yes, true, but the tragedy is that their 'exacting standards' still manage to kill people almost every day. 

It's  a measure of the lack of trust in technology that I have here, that if I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power, making sure that I don't touch the casing of the machine. Sad but true.  

Something i learned the first week i lived here when Wife told me to always turn off and unplug everything possible as Electric in Thailand ''Dangerous and no good '' !    In the 14 years since then i have learned that anything produced by Thai's, built or installed by Thai's is normally substandard and should be treated with caution !

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4 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Actually there are standards at fairly high levels for items sold here.  Those meeting them will have TISI seals of approval as below.  How they may be used is another matter.

Cheap shops told to sell only TISI-certified goods - Chiang Mai ...

well it sure isn't obvious. 

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31 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Yes, true, but the tragedy is that their 'exacting standards' still manage to kill people almost every day. 

It's  a measure of the lack of trust in technology that I have here, that if I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power, making sure that I don't touch the casing of the machine. Sad but true.  

'f I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power"

That must be a good trick if you can do it.

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12 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

'f I am emptying the washing machine, unconsciously, I first disconnect it from the power"

That must be a good trick if you can do it.

not really, I do must things unconsciously since I retired, at least it feels like it.  I must wake up one of these days,

 

I guess that's more 'sub consciously', or just not thinking about it 

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7 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

not really, I do must things unconsciously since I retired, at least it feels like it.  I must wake up one of these days,

 

I guess that's more 'sub consciously', or just not thinking about it 

glad you stopped flying 555

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2 hours ago, JoePai said:

substandard foreign tools

 

Read : Chinese 

Not yet, Thai is difficult enough as it is.

 

I can't make out this at all:

I had my leg X-rayed today. The doctor told me: "Your patella only measures 2.54cm."
"Inch high knees?" I exclaimed in surprise.
The doctor replied: "你的髕骨尺寸為2.54厘米"

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Renting 4 different houses over 15 years i lost count of the electric shocks i had, One was only 4 years old with 3 pin sockets, Not even an earth cable behind any socket,

It was necessary to stand on a rubber matt to open the fridge.

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10 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

glad you stopped flying 555

and there's the worrying thing,  I haven't stopped yet, although, for some reason, most of my family won't fly with me, except my son, and he's a nutter !! 

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2 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

and there's the worrying thing,  I haven't stopped yet, although, for some reason, most of my family won't fly with me, except my son, and he's a nutter !! 

and you didn't wonder why the family took the drastic decision 555

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1 minute ago, Mavideol said:

and you didn't wonder why the family took the drastic decision 555

No.  I haven't really lost my long ingrained habit in an aircraft,  of looking at the world upside down.  That never played well with Mrs P, who prefers life to be the right way up. She should have sussed this out when we bought the Slingsby Firefly a good few years back. 

 

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Oh wow, how I hate to see all his "anti-Thai everything" <deleted>. Yes there can be (certainly are) some lousy electrical installations, but this is down to individuals mostly using their local road sweeper or their brother-in-law as a cheap alternative to getting someone at least partially qualified to do the job.

 

If you live in a dwelling that has not got adequate earthing, circuit breakers and RCD's then you certainly deserve to have to pull the plug on your washing machine any time you want to empty the machine, its just ridiculous. What about your fridge, or TV, or.............. but in any case, if there is a fault in the washing machine, it is unlikely to be Thailand's fault, I can't recall any local manufacturers. In fact, in common with most counties, Thailand laws insist that electrical appliances are safe when sold, as you can see by todays article on a person killed by a faulty pressure washer, imported via the internet.

 

It is your own responsibility to keep yourself and your family safe by having a safe electrical installation in your house; and its the same in every country. I was once blown right across the kitchen and had black and blue bruises all down my chest and arms because I leant on the washing machine and the cold water tap in a flat I had recently moved into.

 

Naturally I had checked that the electricity outlets were all the latest (British 3 square pin) items, but on investigating I found that the was no earth wire in the place and the fuses were only on the neutral wires. 

 

Where was this wonderful death trap............... England of course.

 

If you have the slightest worry about the electrical (or plumbing come to that) installation in your housing, don't risk your families health, write (send photo's) to Crossy, he really is an expert on Thai home installations.

 

Thais can build railways, airports, etc. in accordance with the strictest international standards and the actual standard of Thai workmanship in properly supervised installations (with Thai supervisors before you gloat) is as good as in any country.

 

And...........bleating about Thai doctors and dentists, is just pathetic, I have lived and worked in 16 different countries and none of them, including UK, Germany, France (especially France) have as good hospitals and doctors as in Thailand. As for dentists, some of the best in the world work here and medical tourism was (before C19) a very flourishing business as the costs are much lower than other countries.

 

Bah Humbug, why do you live here if everything is so bad? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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