Portable Appliance Testing
You must not use items that fail the test. These will be indicated by a red sticker on the item and near the plug.
Testing in Offices and Academic Spaces
It is essential to test portable electrical appliances. Portable appliances are those of any size connected with a plug into a socket. The test will survey the condition of the electrical lead, plug and socket and will run a brief electrical test on appliances. This will involve shutting down and unplugging appliances that may currently be in operation, including computers, printers, TVs and fridges.
If any faults with leads are found (exposed or broken wires etc.) you will not be allowed to use the item again until the lead has been replaced, and the item will be marked as unsafe for use.
Please ensure any small items usually held in storage (e.g. laminators) are brought to the attention of the Technician to be tested, otherwise they will be over-looked.
Items to be tested include:
Testing in Lancaster University Residential Buildings
Testing is carried out, as described above, but it is not University policy to check personal electric items, laptops, alarm clocks, music systems etc. In a residential flat, it is likely to involve a quick test of standard kitchen equipment (kettle, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.) and any electrical cleaning equipment stored in the flat.
Testing Schedule for 2014-2015
|3 November 2014||Conference Centre
George Fox Building
|17 November 2014||University House|
|2 March 2015||Barker House Farm
|9 March 2015||County Main
County John Creed
Furness Residences (LU buildings)
|16 March 2015||Fylde College
|23 March 2015||Halton Boat House
Hazelrigg Field Station
|30 March 2015||Bowland North
|6 April 2015||Furness College
|13 April 2015||Management School|
|4 May 2015||Bailrigg House
|11 May 2015||Graduate College|
|18 May 2015||LEC 1, 2 and 3|
|1 June 2015||County South
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
|8 June 2015||ISS Building
|29 June 2015||Bowland Hall
Human Resources Building
Lancaster House Hotel
|6 July 2015||Cleaning Equipment
|20 July 2015||Engineering Building|
|3 August 2015||Bowland Annexe
Bowland ASH House
|10 August 2015||Great Hall Complex|
|17 August 2015||Faraday Building
|14 September 2015||Bowland East
|21 September 2015||Bowland Main|