Client Liaison: The Pat Test engineer shall make himself known to the person responsible for Health & Safety at the testing premises. The engineer will liaise with this person as the site contact in all matters of testing with regard to the schedule of testing on the premises, times appropriate for shutdown of equipment etc, and advise this person of any appliances that fail the test.
Guidelines for Testing: Testing will be carried out under the IEE`s code of practice for In – Service Inspection and Testing, This testing includes all electrical equipment of the following types ( as detailed in the IEE code of practice ): portable appliances, movable or transferable equipment/appliances, hand-held appliances, stationary equipment/appliances, fixed appliances, IT equipment and extension leads.
a) Flex – the flex will be inspected for any damage ensuring it free from cuts, fraying or stress. b) Plug – the plug will be opened to ensure that the flexible cable is secure in its anchorage and is correctly wired, that the fuse is of the correct rating for the appliance and it is free from any signs of overheating and in physically good condition. c) The appliance- the appliance will be inspected to ensure that it is in good working order, including ensuring that it switches on and off properly and the casing or cabinet has no damage that could result in access to live parts.
Testing: a) Polarity Test ( only carried out on extension cables and supply leads b) Earth continuity Test ( not carried out on class II appliances that have no earth) c) Insulation Resistance Test d) Operational Test e) Earth Leakage Test f) Tests on computer equipment are “soft tests” of 200mA on earth continuity.
Labelling a) A label will be attached to each appliance that passed testing with the appliance ID and retest date. b) Appliances that fail testing will be labelled DO NOT USE failed safety test
Documentation: Appliance Register, Fail Certificates ( if applicable ),Pass Certificates will be sent after the completion of testing on the premises and data being processed at Head Office. It is our aim to provide these within 3 working days of the completion of the test.
a) Appliance Register – A complete register of all equipment tested on the premises. b) Fail Certificates – Appliances that failed testing will be reported showing details of the reason for fail. c) Invoice d) Pas certificates – Full details of all test results for appliances that passed testing.
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