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12. Electrical systems

Fixed wiring

Fixed wiring systems are installed and maintained in accordance with the 16th Edition wiring regulations. Fixed wiring will be subject to routine examination and testing by competent persons in accordance with the following schedule, at a minimum of every five years.

Portable Appliances

Portable appliances will be subject to routine inspection and testing in accordance with the guidance set out by the IEE’s publication “Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing”, the relevant section of which is reproduced here:

S: StationeryH: Handheld M: Moveable P: Portable IT: Information Technology

Where a permanent supply is required all reasonable steps will be made to modify the mains circuit to provide a permanent outlet and avoid long-term use of portable extension leads or multi-socket adaptors.

The Fire Safety Manager (unless another individual is appointed1) will ensure that arrangements are made for the above tests to take place.

Where employees provide their own electrical equipment such as radios these will be included in the portable appliance testing schedule. All new portable items introduced into sites must be reported to the Fire Safety Manager (or other designated person) for inclusion in the appropriate register of appliances.  

1 This can be delegated to another individual to operate on a daily basis.

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