Safety first could be a brilliant franchise opportunity

By Sarah Stowe | 09 Jun 2020 View comments

Everyone is health and safety conscious right now, thanks to the pandemic. So why not hitch your star to a business that deals day-in-and-day-out with occupational health and safety?

OH&S has always been integral to hard-working Aussies who rely on the checks and balances to stay safe at work.

As Australia continues to head back to work, some franchises have never been busier.  Running your own business that protects staff and customers is not only a good business decision, it’s got the feel-good factor too.

So who is operating in this field right now?

Safety first franchises

Can you think of a business that doesn’t use technology devices, computers, fridges, kettles or microwaves? Every single piece of equipment that gets plugged in to an electrical socket in a workplace needs to be checked for safety.

Operating a test and tag franchise means a low level investment, a Monday to Friday working week, flexibility and repeat business.

Check out these test and tag brands:

Appliance Tagging Services 

Appliance Tagging Services has accrued nearly 20 years in the sector and has been franchising since 2006.

Franchisees don’t need to be electricians, all the training is provided. This flexible model gives franchisees access to national clients as well as all the necessary tech and business support.

A big bonus is the admin that is handled by head office. That means report preparation, invoicing and debt collection is done for you.

Franchisees need to be committed to their business, and have a passion for health and safety.

A franchise term is five years, and there’s a second option to renew. The franchise costs $57,000 and there are extra costs for state licensing, and to take on fire training.

The Local Guys – Test and Tag

Bring a strong work ethic to this business, and get business and technician training and support in return. That’s the message from The Local Guys – Electrical Test and Tag, which has been operating across Australia for more than 10 years.

Business training includes taxes, sales generation, accounting and invoicing.

The franchise costs $24,900 for a seven year term, followed by one option to renew.

There’s a $50,000 income guarantee for franchisees’ first year in business.