visit from Trading Standards -anybody?!

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july

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Hi there!
A question for all the geeks here, have you ever had a visit from Trading standards to your salon or home salon? I wasn't at home last week when a guy (very official looking, as my moter said) knocked at the door and ask for me. I wasn't at home at the time, so the guy said he was from Trading standards (or so my mum understood) and asked if I was running as business from home. Mum said I was mobile and gave him my mobile to contact me. I didn't hear back from him, but can't think why they would've contacted me.
What exactly do they do? Do they contact you when a client has complained? Anybosy had any experiences with them?
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Jules
 

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Why don't you ring up your local Trading Standards office and ask why they visited you? Just in case he wasn't 'official'.
 

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Trading standards are usually if the standards of trade are not upto standard. lol :lol:

Strange one this, maybe they are checking that u are not running a large salon from home???????? not sure really i would deffo ring the local office and ask why!
 

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Good idea with contacting the local office. Can't think of anybody not being happy with my services, I always bend backwards to please my clients...
They deal with this kind of things, right?? :irked:
 

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Sounds fishy to me, if trading standards were going to call normally they would make an appointment and a home nail tech is a bit out of their normal remit, usually they are looking for things like butchers selling condemned meat or toy shops with sub standard toys. I would also have expected him to have left a card with your mother asking you to contact him. I would defio have him checked out, sounds like someone trying to gain access to peeps homes, ie home salon would have cash on the premises. But then I'm a suspicious mare:lol:
 

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Are you sure it wasn't a planning officer from your local council? He would be checking out if you were running a business from home ... I had it happen to me when some kind hearted soul decided to write a letter to the council to inform them about my self employment... only trouble was the "bubbling dogooders" had their facts wrong and resulted in a wasted visit. :smack:
 

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Sounds fishy to me, if trading standards were going to call normally they would make an appointment and a home nail tech is a bit out of their normal remit, usually they are looking for things like butchers selling condemned meat or toy shops with sub standard toys. I would also have expected him to have left a card with your mother asking you to contact him. I would defio have him checked out, sounds like someone trying to gain access to peeps homes, ie home salon would have cash on the premises. But then I'm a suspicious mare:lol:
You are a suspicious mare - but then so am I! This is exactly what went through my mind too.
 

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