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
25-Feb-19 Barker House Farm
25-Feb-19 Central Workshops
25-Feb-19 Ruskin Library
25-Feb-19 Alexandra Park Laundrette
25-Feb-19 Energy Centre
04-Mar-19 Furness Residences
04-Mar-19 County John Creed
04-Mar-19 County Main
11-Mar-19 Fylde College (Excluding Family Flats)
18-Mar-19 Sugar House
01-Apr-19 PSC
01-Apr-19 Hazelrigg Field Station
01-Apr-19 Halton Boat House
01-Apr-19 The Barn
01-Apr-19 Bowland North (Excluding Family Flats)
08-Apr-19 Whewell Building
08-Apr-19 Furness College (Excluding Family Flats)
15-Apr-19 Management School
22-Apr-19 Grizedale College - Offices, Bar & Social Space
29-Apr-19 Lonsdale House (Block 12)
29-Apr-19 Bailrigg House




Graduate College (1-11)

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