Maintaining electrical equipment safety
The law requires electrical equipment to be maintained to prevent danger. The type and frequency of user checks, inspections and testing needed will depend on the equipment, the environment in which it is used and the results of previous checks.
Frequently asked questions
A worker received a 240 Volt electric shock whilst using a pressure washer.
Electrical Safety Council guide on safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations
- Controlling the risks in the workplace
- Maintaining portable electric equipment in low-risk environments
- Electrical safety and you: A brief guide
- Do you use a steam/water pressure cleaner?
- Maintenance priorities in catering.
- Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment.
- Electrical test equipment for use by electricians.
- Electrical risks from steam/water pressure cleaners
IEE/IET Health & Safety Briefing – Portable Appliance testing