BBC workers in appliances ban

Post by Jeff Stevens on 23rd May 2013 in Appliance safety

BBC workers in appliances ban

Staff working at the BBC's new headquarters in London have been banned from using domestic appliances in case they interfere with broadcasts.

According to a report by The Telegraph newspaper, microwaves have been outlawed at the £1bn television hub over concerns that if a fire alarm were to be triggered, it could interfere with a live broadcast.

It has also been suggested that workers at the London HQ have been stopped from establishing drink and snack hubs, with kettles and toasters also on the list of prohibited items.

The building is said to have been kitted out with "fully-equipped catering hubs" meaning employees should have no need for their own fridges and kettles.

The Daily Mail said staff have also been urged by managers not to bring pot plants into the new office as they can sometimes "form un-collaborative barriers".

The move is in stark contrast to Amazon's plans for its new headquarters in Seattle which has been designed in the style of a futuristic greenhouse with plant and tree varieties sourced from around the world.

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