Sounds like dave works in educational establishment that insist on PAT
stickers plastered everywhere. A brand new lead with moulded-on ends
(therefore unseen and with potentially shoddy wiring) from china is
trusted to be good until the next stickering exercise, yet something he
could carefully make and test himself is treated like it's made of razor
So you should have access to one of these:
Maintaining portable electrical equipment
Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment
Date of publication:
978 0 7176 6606 5
HSG107 (Third edition)
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Do you have control over or use portable electrical equipment in the
This guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives
sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent
danger. It covers equipment that is connected to the fixed mains supply or a
locally generated supply.
It outlines a recommended maintenance plan based on a straightforward,
inexpensive system of user checks, formal visual inspection and testing.
Then I suggest that you point some high level bean counter to these:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:15:36 UTC+1, Richard wrote:
Very astute of you. I've tried and given up all they do is employ people to write fine sounding documents that mean virtually nothing in the real world.
One example is the Occupational Health, Safety and Well-being Policy
and Framework (Ref: QM_OHSD_GA001).
I tried skimming through this 27 page document to see if I could find any information. I gave up and thought I'd use a search on the PDF for "electrical"
and I couldn't find a single reference.
When you click on our departmental link
"*Electrical safety - in preparation. Contains a link to the College information." you get sent to the ohsd.
If you're really that interested it's here :-
But I reserve the right to claim it's my idea if you find that this site cures insommnia :)
Oh and our dept. H&S web site still lists fire marshals that left 4 years ago.
and they have just put out a request for fire marshel volenteers to be trained/retrained.
One has retired another now lives in the USA, they're probablity wondering why these individuals haven't replied for retraining.
I've refused for the past 4 years and plan to refuse this year too.
There will no doubt be other sellers, and I'm sure they will do a deal
if you contact them
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