Safety of Electrical Equipment
This webpage and associated links provides information on requirements for maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment and fixed electrical equipment.
Electrical Safety is governed by legislation which requires the University and its Colleges and Departments to protect staff, students and visitors from the potential hazards of poorly maintained electrical equipment.
Electricity can not only cause electric shocks, electrical burns and fires, it can also kill, therefore it is imperative that suitable systems are introduced to ensure a high safety standard. Failure to ensure the safety of electrical equipment can be critical and extremely dangerous.
The Safety of Electrical Equipment Policy Standard sets criterion which the University expects all individuals and each College / Department to follow. The associated Information Sheets provide guidance on how the requirements of the Policy Standard can be met and cover the following subject areas:
- Safety of Electrical Equipment Policy Standard
- Visual User Checks
- Inspection and Test of Portable Electrical Equipment (1)
- Frequencies of Electrical Equipment Inspection and Test (2)
- Using the Seaward Primetest 100 Portable Appliance Tester (4)
- Testing Hard-wired and Three-phase Electrical Equipment (5)
- Inspection and Test Record Sheet
- PAT Testing - Hints and Tips (6
- Index of HSE Information Sheets on Electrical Safety
- Electrical Safety and You (HSE Leaflet)
- Safety in Electrical Testing at Work - HSE Guidance
- Earth Limit Calculator (calculates resistance based on cable diameter and length)
- Safety in Electrical Testing: Servicing / Repair of Domestic Appliances
- Safety in Electrical Testing: Servicing / Repair of Audio, TV & Computer Equipment
- Electrical Switchgear and Safety: a concise guide for users
- HSG 85 - Electricity at Work, Safe Working Practices (Bangor access only)