Electrical Appliance Testing Policy

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As an organisation Wikimedia UK intends to supply a safe environment for visitors, volunteers and staff.

In July each year Wikimedia UK's Office Manager will arrange for an electrical appliance safety audit to be carried out. This audit will include the following steps:

  1. Read the Health and Safety Executive's guidance Maintaining portable electric equipment in low-risk environments.
  2. Visually check all electronic equipment in accordance with the HSE's recommended time intervals.
  3. If any equipment is sufficiently elderly as to require PAT testing then the equipment should be retired or tested.

Notwithstanding this, all staff are not to use equipment that is showing signs of damage or overheating, and to promptly report such electrical equipment to the office manager.