Firstly we carry out a visual inspection of the appliance checking:,
" The Flex. We check to see it is in good condition and is free from cuts, fraying or damage
" The Plug. We check that the cable is tight and secure and that there are no signs of overheating and it is free from cracks or damage. We also check that the plug has been wired correctly and the terminal screws are tight
" Socket Outlet. Are there any signs of overheating? Is it free from cracks and damage?
" The Appliance. We check the appliance for signs of cracks and damage to the casing
Testing the Appliance
Then, subject to the appliance passing the visual inspection, we connect it to a specialist PAT Tester which checks:
1. Earth Continuity
2. Insulation Resistance
3. Polarity Power leads only
Each appliance is then labeled appropriately with a PASS/FAIL vinyl label and the results are logged
Testing IT Equipment
Due to the delicate nature of IT equipment, a reduced current is applied to these appliances.
A visual inspection only will be carried out on servers and they will NOT be turned off
Any appliance that fails the test will be brought to your attention immediately