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Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

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"The emergency button was enclosed in a new hinged box of clear plastic to avoid accidental shutdowns "

Having experienced a similar accidental shutdown the IT "Problem Management" team were put on the case. Their recommendation was to shield the emergency power buttons with the metal shields or cages often seen covering fire call points, thus preventing accidental activation. Their smugness was short lived as I pointed out that the typical use of the Emergency shutdown button would be in the event of someone being electrocuted, and that perhaps a conductive material wasn't the best solution.

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