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.

Week Commencing Building
26-Feb-18 Barker House Farm
26-Feb-18 Central Workshops
26-Feb-18 Ruskin Library
26-Feb-18 Alexandra Park Laundrette
26-Feb-18 Energy Centre
05-Mar-18 Furness Residences
05-Mar-18 County John Creed
05-Mar-18 County Main
12-Mar-18 Fylde College (Excluding Family Flats)
19-Mar-18 Sugar House
02-Apr-18 PSC
02-Apr-18 Hazelrigg Field Station
02-Apr-18 Halton Boat House
02-Apr-18 The Barn
02-Apr-18 Bowland North (Excluding Family Flats)
09-Apr-18 Whewell Building
09-Apr-18 Furness College (Excluding Family Flats)
16-Apr-18 Management School
23-Apr-18 Grizedale College - Offices, Bar & Social Space
30-Apr-18 Lonsdale House (Block 12)
30-Apr-18 Bailrigg House




Graduate College (1-11)

14-May-18 InfoLab21
28-May-18 LEC 3
28-May-18 LEC 1 & 2
28-May-18 County South (Excluding Family Flats)
28-May-18 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Building
04-Jun-18 The Roundhouse
04-Jun-18 ISS Building
04-Jun-18 Pre-School Centre
25-Jun-18 Bowland Hall, House 11
25-Jun-18 Chaplaincy Centre
25-Jun-18 CETAD
02-Jul-18 HR Building
02-Jul-18 Sports Centre
02-Jul-18 Lancaster House Hotel
02-Jul-18 Central Workshops
16-Jul-18 Science and Technology
30-Jul-18 LICA
30-Jul-18 Bowland Annexe
30-Jul-18 Bowland ASH House
30-Jul-18 Music Building
06-Aug-18 Great Hall
13-Aug-18 Physics Building
13-Aug-18 Faraday Building
13-Aug-18 Bowland North (Family Flats)
13-Aug-18 Furness College (Family Flats)
13-Aug-18 Bowland Main (Family Flats)
13-Aug-18 County South (Family Flats)
13-Aug-18 Fylde College (Family Flats)
27-Aug-18 Charles Carter Building
03-Sep-18 Pendle College 1-15
03-Sep-18 Furness Residences
03-Sep-18 Bowland North (Family Flats)
10-Sep-18 Chancellor's Wharf
10-Sep-18 Bowland South
10-Sep-18 Bowland East
10-Sep-18 Bowland Tower
10-Sep-18 Slaidburn House
17-Sep-18 Bowland Main (Excluding Family Flats)
17-Sep-18 Pendle College
08-Oct-18 George Fox Building
08-Oct-18 Welcome Centre
08-Oct-18 Security Lodge
22-Oct-18 University House
05-Nov-18 Security Lodge
19-Nov-18 Life Sciences & Environment Laboratories
26-Nov-18 Engineering Building