Electrical equipment is required to be maintained to prevent danger. Inspections are necessary and testing may be required. Employers and employees are required to ensure the safety of all persons using the premises. This includes the self-employed.
Encourage employees to look at electrical equipment before they use it (user check). Make sure that all portable equipment is visually inspected. Arrange for equipment that is not double insulated to have a portable appliance test (including leads). Ensure that damaged or faulty equipment is recognised, removed from use without delay and either: - repaired by someone competent (i.e. with suitable training, skills and knowledge for the task to prevent injury to themselves or others); disposed of to prevent further use.
Initial intervals could be between one and five years, depending on the type of equipment. You must maintain electrical equipment if it can cause danger. You should decide the level of maintenance needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty, and how the equipment is constructed. You should consider the increased risk if the equipment is not used correctly or is not suitable for the job or is used in a harsh environment.
We can test for any number of items from 1 piece of equipment to several hundred items. For small numbers of items we operate a drop off service in Daventry town centre. Contact us for details.
After testing we will produce full reports as recommended by IET. All equipment is labelled a hardcopy of the report issued and an electronic version produced in pdf format.
From £2.23 per item dependant on quantities and location. Contact us for a free site visit and survey or send us your equipment list for a free quotation.