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:: What requires testing?

Many E.C. Directives relating to workplace safety, and the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) put the onus on the employer to ensure a safe working environment. This includes ensuring that electrical equipment or electrical tools are supplied safe and in good working order.

Section 4 (2) of the electricity at work regulations (1989) focuses on this “Duty of care” in relation to any appliance connected to the electricity supply via a removable plug.

So in short, mainly movable items with a plug attached.

This includes, among other items:

  • Business equipment. computers, printers, scanners, shredders
  • Telephone and audio equipment requiring mains power
  • Extension cables, adapters for mobile phones and laptops
  • Kettles, microwaves, toasters and other powered kitchen appliances
  • Cleaning equipment, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers
  • 110V and 240V site equipment

Note: We only test appliances that required testing, under the IEE code of practice, saving you both inconvenience and especially cost.