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PAT Testing

Laurence Power is off-line
03 June 2014 09:36
LaurenceJPower
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LaurenceJPower
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Surrey
Esher

Do you use equipment connected to the mains - flash heads, enlargers, computers, hair dryers, irons

Do people other then yourself touch said equipment - models, assistants, clients

when was it last tested, it should be done every two years

Comments please

Laurence J. Power


Neil Anderson is off-line
03 June 2014 09:46
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
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United Kingdom
London
West London

"The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (ie they don't make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually)."

From the HSE website

Mostly studio environments would be covered by this leaflet which you can download from HSE website:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg236.pdf
Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another...


marlham is off-line
03 June 2014 09:53
marlhamphoto
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Kent
Canterbury

It may be required as a condition of insurance - check policy document for details.


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05 June 2014 06:16
Plymjack
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Plymjack
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Devon
Plymouth

Quote from LaurenceJPower

Do you use equipment connected to the mains - flash heads, enlargers, computers, hair dryers, irons

Do people other then yourself touch said equipment - models, assistants, clients

when was it last tested, it should be done every two years

Comments please





err not true....  the time scales for PAT testing are down to the "qualified "  person to determine .  It depends entirely on how the item is used.... if it is on a building site it can be every 3 months, if it is a computer under your desk it can be every 5 years.   If it is double insulated (look on google for logo)  it does not need testing only a physical cable check. - So to the OP please at least be a qualified person before you make such inaccurate and misleading statements.


Real Bread Cook by day, BTL landlord & IT Guru - who said men can't multitask!


Simon Young is off-lineSilver Member
05 June 2014 12:05
Allinthemind
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Allinthemind
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United Kingdom
Gloucestershire


My son borrowed my Fuji X10 to video ants in a university project. The university insisted on getting the one-piece battery charger approved by their electrician!! It has a PAT certificate stuck on it now!
In the "Information Age", continued ignorance must be a choice motivated initially through inherited beliefs.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
05 June 2014 13:58
RedChecker
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RedChecker
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United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Leave it to the experts....
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


marlham is off-line
05 June 2014 14:27
marlhamphoto
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Kent
Canterbury

Quote from RedChecker
Leave it to the experts....



LOL


Mike Blissett is off-line
05 June 2014 15:06
MikeBee
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United Kingdom
Kent
Canterbury

What's an expert ?.


marlham is off-line
05 June 2014 15:19
marlhamphoto
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Canterbury

Quote from MikeBee
What's an expert ?.



Someone who knows their s**t.


Paul thomas Ford is off-lineSilver Member
05 June 2014 16:40
paulford
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paulford
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Doncaster

Quote from MikeBee
What's an expert ?.



A "Ex" is a has been, and a "spurt" is a drip under pressure, hence the term Expert.



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