Portable Appliance Testing

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.

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 2016/7

Week Commencing


7 November 2016

College and Building Porter's Lodges and Stores

21 November 2016

BLS/LEC Teaching Labs

28 November 2016

New Engineering Building

27 February 2017

Barker House Farm
Central Workshops
Ruskin Library

6 March 2017

County Main
County John Creed
Furness Residences (LU buildings)

13 March 2017

Fylde College

20 March 2017

Sugar House

3 April 2017

Bowland North
Halton Boat House
Hazelrigg Field Station
The Barn

10 April 2017

Furness College
Whewell Building

21 April 2017

Management School

24 April 2017

Grizedale College

1 May 2016

Graduate College
Bailrigg House

15 May 2017


29 May 2017

County South
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
LEC 1, 2 and 3

5 June 2017

ISS Building
Pre-School Centre
The Roundhouse

26 June 2017

Bowland Hall
Chaplaincy Centre

3 July 2017

Cleaning Equipment
Human Resources Building
Lancaster House Hotel
Sports Centre

17 July 2017

Science & Technology

31 July 2017

Bowland Annexe
Bowland ASH House
Music Building

7 August 2017

Great Hall Complex

14 August 2017

Faraday Building
Physics Building

28 August 2017

Charles Carter Building

11 September 2017

Bowland East
Bowland South
Bowland Tower
Slaidburn House
Chancellor's Wharf

18 September 2017

Bowland Main
Pendle College

9 October 2017

Welcome Centre
George Fox Building
Security Lodge

23 October 2017

University House