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  • Extension Leads | HT PAT Testing
    Extension leads or reels should not be used outdoors unless designed for such use and must be RCD protected If the extension leads is fitted with an RCD it should have a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA Extension leads or reels should not be run under carpets or mats as this can impede heat dissipation possibly causing overheating Extension leads should never be made using flat twin and earth or non flexible cable as flexing can result in failure If any extension leads are found to be wired using non flexible cable they should be immediately removed from service and replaced Electrical equipment should only be supplied by extension leads on a temporary basis not permanently BS7671 requires that there are a sufficient number of conveniently placed socket outlets available If extension leads are used they should not cause any trip hazards Surge Protection Leads A surge protector extension lead is designed to protect sensitive equipment such as computers from damaging voltage spikes Voltages above a safe threshold are blocked or shorted to ground by the surge protector as the voltage supplied to the electrical appliance is regulated Damage caused by power surges can be very costly and HT PAT Testing recommend that surge protected extension leads should be used for all IT or sensitive equipment Multiway adaptors are used when there are not enough sockets available for the amount of electrical equipment in use Sufficient sockets should be accessible so that mulitway adaptors are not required but this is not always possible These adaptors should never be daisy chained and upon inspecting your premises we help to evaluate if the use is excessive and dangerous RCD Residual Current Device Portable electrical equipment that is used outdoors should only be used with protection from an RCD An RCD

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/electrical/extension-leads/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Plugs And Fuses | HT PAT Testing
    1363A may be necessary if the plug is in harsh conditions such as a vacuum cleaner extension leads or gardening equipment Signs of any overheating This can be caused by a fault in the plug such as a loose connection or a loose socket connection We will check that the flex is properly secured by the plug grip Appliance flex should be held securely so there is no chance of a loose connection occurring such as the earth If the plug is a molded type then the cable grip will be firmly tested to check for any damage plug will be checked for polarity the brown core has to be connected to the phase or L live pin the blue core has to connected to the N neutral pin and the green and yellow has to be connected to the E earth pin Old wiring is different live is red neutral is black and earth is green A check that all cable core terminations are tight and secure to ensure there is a reliable connection A check for loose strands and too much cable core taken off The plug label should be removed to prevent any overheating or bad connection to the socket All standard 13a plugs that are now sold are required by law to confirm to BS 1363 which requires pins to be sleeved Check that the fuse rating is correct the recommendations provided by the manufacturer should be followed most appliances up to 700w should have a 3A fuse fitted red and appliances over 700w should have a 13A fuse fitted brown Non rewireable plugs have the appropriate fuse rating on them Other fuse sizes do exist such as 1A and 2A which are used for low amp appliances or 5A which is often used for it

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/electrical/plugs-and-fuses/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Fire Protection | HT PAT Testing
    Testing Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Emergency Lighting Electrical Maintenance Electrical Installation Reports Extension Leads Plugs And Fuses Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Fire Alarms Risk Assessment FAQ s News Employment We Are Green Contact HT Fire Protection Under Construction Free Online Quote Your Name Company Post Code Telephone Email Number of Items One 20moment 20please Please 20fill 20in 20all 20the 20required 20fields Please 20double check 20your 20verification 20code Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/fire-protection/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Fire Extinguisher | HT PAT Testing
    Testing Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Emergency Lighting Electrical Maintenance Electrical Installation Reports Extension Leads Plugs And Fuses Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Fire Alarms Risk Assessment FAQ s News Employment We Are Green Contact HT Fire Extinguisher Under Construction Free Online Quote Your Name Company Post Code Telephone Email Number of Items One 20moment 20please Please 20fill 20in 20all 20the 20required 20fields Please 20double check 20your 20verification 20code Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/fire-protection/fire-extinguisher/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Maintenance | HT PAT Testing
    Leakage Testing Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Emergency Lighting Electrical Maintenance Electrical Installation Reports Extension Leads Plugs And Fuses Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Fire Alarms Risk Assessment FAQ s News Employment We Are Green Contact HT Maintenance Under Construction Free Online Quote Your Name Company Post Code Telephone Email Number of Items One 20moment 20please Please 20fill 20in 20all 20the 20required 20fields Please 20double check 20your 20verification 20code Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/fire-protection/maintenance/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Fire Alarms | HT PAT Testing
    Testing Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Emergency Lighting Electrical Maintenance Electrical Installation Reports Extension Leads Plugs And Fuses Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Fire Alarms Risk Assessment FAQ s News Employment We Are Green Contact HT Fire Alarms Under Construction Free Online Quote Your Name Company Post Code Telephone Email Number of Items One 20moment 20please Please 20fill 20in 20all 20the 20required 20fields Please 20double check 20your 20verification 20code Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/fire-protection/fire-alarms/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Risk Assessment | HT PAT Testing
    Testing Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Emergency Lighting Electrical Maintenance Electrical Installation Reports Extension Leads Plugs And Fuses Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Fire Alarms Risk Assessment FAQ s News Employment We Are Green Contact HT Risk Assessment Under Construction Free Online Quote Your Name Company Post Code Telephone Email Number of Items One 20moment 20please Please 20fill 20in 20all 20the 20required 20fields Please 20double check 20your 20verification 20code Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/services/fire-protection/risk-assessment/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Electrical Testing FAQ
    are no signs of damage to the flex casing or plug Class 1 This equipment includes toasters kettles irons microwaves fridge freezers heaters etc These items require an earth continuity test insulation resistance test and a protective earth conductor current test Class 2 This equipment includes some stereo equipment televisions lamps vacuum cleaners etc These items require an insulation resistance test and touch current test Information technology equipment IT includes computers telecommunications monitors printers etc These items require an earth continuity test and an insulation resistance test Extension leads and detachable cables such as an IEC lead are classed as a separate item and require an earth continuity test an insulation resistance test and a polarity test Hand held equipment includes appliance intended to be held in the hand during normal use drills hair dryers etc Most of these appliances are class 2 but occasionally can be class 1 Microwave Leakage Test In addition to the electrical test a microwave radiation leakage test is highly recommended the doors are checked for corrosion the seals are checked for signs of wear or damage Finally a test meter is used to ensure that no dangerous microwave emissions are detected Who Is Responsible Who Is Responsible For PAT Testing The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires every employer to ensure that work equipment is appropriate for the purpose for which it is provided only used in the place and under the provisions for which it is provided It also requires every employer to ensure work equipment be efficiently maintained and kept fit and suitable for its intended purpose It must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a level that it puts people at risk This means that regular routine and planned maintenance regimes must be considered if hazardous problems can arise Penalties Fines for non compliance issued by the Magistrate Court are up to 20 000 The Crown Court can issue an unlimited fine or 2 years imprisonment A high proportion of fires injuries and even deaths in the workplace are caused by faulty appliances The risk assessment must cover all electrical equipment Regulations The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states that As may be necessary to prevent danger all systems shall be maintained to prevent so far as reasonably practicable such danger Electrical equipment includes anything used intended to be used or installed for use to generate provide transmit transform rectify convert conduct distribute control store measure or use electrical energy Portable Appliance Testing Portable appliance testing is a major contributor to ensuring the electrical safety in the work place and will enable your business to comply with the legal standards Failure to implement a program of regular appliance testing can lead to serious consequences as well as affecting your insurance policies Are There Any Additional Charges No Additional Charges With HT PAT Testing there are no hidden charges we will provide you with a detailed and highly competitive written quote Your quote will

    Original URL path: http://www.htpattesting.co.uk/faqs/index.html (2016-02-15)
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