PAT Testing

42 posts
3 June 2014
LaurenceJPower
Photographer
LaurenceJPow..

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

Posted 3 June 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
"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

Posted 3 June 2014
Edited by stolenfaces 3 June 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
It may be required as a condition of insurance - check policy document for details.

Posted 3 June 2014
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
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.


Posted 5 June 2014
Edited by Plymjack 5 June 2014
Allinthemind
Photographer
Allinthemind
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!

Posted 5 June 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Posted 5 June 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
Posted 5 June 2014
MikeBee
Photographer
MikeBee
What's an expert ?.


Posted 5 June 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
MikeBee

What's an expert ?.


Someone who knows their s**t.
Posted 5 June 2014
Edited by marlhamphoto 5 June 2014
paulford
Photographer
paulford
MikeBee
What's an expert ?.
A "Ex" is a has been, and a "spurt" is a drip under pressure, hence the term Expert.
Posted 5 June 2014
Pat testing for photographic/ office equipment is a minim of one year. Which has to be pat tested by a some one who has done a pat testing course. £50 eBay shhhh and the machine which if you purchase would also need to be calibrated yearly.
Posted 7 June 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
howie2293
Pat testing for photographic/ office equipment is a minim of one year. Which has to be pat tested by a some one who has done a pat testing course. £50 eBay shhhh and the machine which if you purchase would also need to be calibrated yearly.
Is your view based on some facts ? It seems to conflict with the HSE website which I would tend to think more authoritative than some random forum post.
Posted 7 June 2014
From the iee which is the main electrical body.

Posted 7 June 2014
MikeBee
Photographer
MikeBee
We must remember nothing talked of here is required by law, PAT testing is only recommended.
however maintainance and upkeep of all electrical equipment is..
PAT testing is the best way to show it has been has...

Posted 7 June 2014
Edited by MikeBee 7 June 2014
EdT
Photographer
EdT
howie2293
From the iee which is the main electrical body.
Was ... the IEE hasn't existed since 2006. The IET says that there is no set requirement for frequency, but that the owner must ensure that the equipment is safe.
Posted 8 June 2014
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