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

2 March 2015 Barker House Farm
Central Workshops
Ruskin Library
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
Sugar House
30 March 2015 Bowland North
The Barn
6 April 2015 Furness College
Whewell Building
13 April 2015 Management School
4 May 2015 Bailrigg House
Grizedale College
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
Pre-School Centre
The Roundhouse
29 June 2015 Bowland Hall
Chaplaincy Centre
Human Resources Building
Lancaster House Hotel
6 July 2015 Cleaning Equipment
Sports Centre
20 July 2015 Engineering Building
3 August 2015 Bowland Annexe
Bowland ASH House
10 August 2015 Great Hall Complex
17 August 2015 Faraday Building
Physics Building
31 August 2015 Charles Carter Building
14 September 2015 Bowland East
Bowland South
Bowland Tower
Slaidburn House
Chancellor's Wharf
21 September 2015 Bowland Main
12 October 2015 Conference Centre
George Fox Building
Security Lodge
26 October 2015 HR Building
University House
9 November Pendle College
College and Building Porter's Lodges and Stores
23 November 2015 BLS/LEC Teaching Labs
30 November 2015 New Engineering Building
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