Blog articles to in reference to electrical safety on building sites

Gallery – 110 volt extension leads

Dangerous Electrical Appliances In our day we come across many dangerous electrical appliances; we'd much rather we found them and disposed of or repaired them, than you use them and have an accident, these are some examples of what we come across. 110v Extension Lead - A Dangerous electrical appliance   We came across this faulty extension lead in use on a building site; it was ran along the floor (wet and muddy) to a still saw (circular saw) that was in use cutting wood, how many cuts can you see in the lead? How anyone hadn't had an electric shock [...]

2021-09-07T15:04:23+00:00Building sites / tools|

Faulty 110v adaptors that we’ve found on sites

PAT testers come across all kinds of potential 'accidents waiting to happen', many of which are found when we inspect site equipment - equipment using 110v adaptors. On a recent site visit, to a reputable company with a good safety record I came across a number of issues when inspecting 110v cables. PAT Testing of 110v equipment on or off site Most of these issues can be avoided with regular user checks, and most happen not through negligence but general use. When a 110v adaptor is plugged in to a power source many people struggle to remove them, which leads to [...]

2020-05-06T12:06:23+00:00Building sites / tools|

Information for the requirements for appliance safety on building sites

Why do we use 110v equipment on building sites? Let's start with the formalities: If you are working on a building site using electric tools then you need to ensure they are safe. Whilst there's not much we can do if a bulldozer drives over your drill or a JCB cuts the cable to your inspection lamp we can do our best to check your wiring is safe and your equipment won't cause any damage if it's in the correct condition. 230v Equipment Such as battery chargers for drills, 230v extension leads, radios - [...]

2021-09-03T18:11:33+00:00Building sites / tools|
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