Fixed Appliance Testing Plymouth
Why you need Fixed Appliance Testing
Is your business controlling its electrical risks or is there more you could be doing? Fixed Appliance Testing is an aspect of electrical testing which is frequently neglected by business owners and landlords but it is just as important as PAT Testing. We take it for granted that the fixed appliances we use constantly, such as storage heaters, cookers and hand driers will be fine but, as with any electrical item which undergoes regular use is susceptible to wear and tear. Therefore, the importance of regular electrical testing of your rented or company’s electrical equipment cannot be emphasised enough from both a Health & Safety and liability perspective.
What is a fixed appliance?
A fixed appliance is an electrical appliance which is usually connected to the electricity supply via a fused outlet to which the flex is permanently connected. Fixed appliance examples are: storage heaters, hand dryers, cookers, machine tools.
Below are examples of fixed appliances:
Do you Rent Your Property
You have probably heard this repeated before but all employers, organisations and landlords have a duty to meet numerous Health and Safety requirements and one of the ways in which this can be done is by choosing us to help you! Our Fixed Appliance Testing service can include a full, visual and combined inspection and electrical safety test (from the electrical outlet to the appliance) including all cable and control units as well as labelling and a certificate of testing. Under the current Fixed Appliance Testing regulations we can certify each fixed appliance from one to five years depending on the equipment type, installation and environment.
Faulty fixed appliances can be fatal and the majority of them do not get tested. Around a thousand work-related electrical accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive(HSE) each year and about 30 people die of their injuries. ACtest is striving to promote Fixed Appliance Testing because it is not discussed widely enough within the electrical industry or the world at large. Ensuring that you have a systematic programme of inspecting and testing to check the both portable and fixed appliances greatly minimizes the risk of injury and fires as there is a higher chance of spotting faults and rectifying them.
Our Fixed Appliance Testing guarantees
- Experienced Fixed Appliance Testing engineer, fully qualified City & Guilds 2377-22 or above to ensure expertise on your job.
- Full range of tests performed as recommended by the IEE Code of Practice (The Institute of Electrical Engineers) – the IEE Code of Practice is basically the Inspection and Testing Bible in the electrical world and is worth a read, especially if you are directly involved in Health & Safety.
- Immediate re-testing after our Fixed Appliance Testing engineers conduct free repairs
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