||The Formal visual inspection may
form part of the combined inspection and tests
when they coincide, and is to be recorded.
||110V earthed centre-tapped
supply. 230V portable or hand-held equipment is
required to be supplied via a 30mA RCD and
inspections and tests may need to be carried out
more frequently (e.g., a check of a portable RCD
via its manual test button).
||For some equipment such as
children's rides or equipment in more onerous
environments a daily check may be necessary.
||By supervisor/teacher/member of
||Equipment provided in hotel
rooms is equipment used by the public. Equipment
in hotels (row 5 in the table) is considered to
be equipment in hotels used by the hotel staff.
||Hired equipment, in use for
periods in excess of 1 week, should be included
on an equipment register and a risk assessment
carried out to determine the future frequency of
inspections and testing, unless the equipment is
covered by a supplier's lease and maintenance
contract, providing the maintenance contract is
robust and satisfactory.
||It is normally not necessary to
test new items of equipment as the manufacturer
has already tested them.
||Battery-operated equipment less
than 40 volts requires no visual or in-service
inspection and testing. Note that specific
guidelines for battery drills etc., used in
mines, are not within the scope of this Code of
||The information on suggested
initial frequencies given in the table is more
detailed and specific than HSE guidance, but is
not considered to be inconsistent with it.
||Legend of equipment types used
in the table:
|| Stationary Electrical Equipment
||Information Technology Equipment
|| Movable Electrical Equipment
|| Portable Electrical Equipment
|| Hand-Held Electrical Equipment
|| Fixed Electrical Equipment