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  #1532900 14-Apr-2016 10:53
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xpd:

 

What are the requirements for being able to do this myself ? Who do I get "certed" by ? :)

 

What equipment do they actually use to do the testing ? Would it be worth my becoming certified and buying the gear to save the company some $$ ? Look at 200+ computers, monitors, various field gear etc.......

 

 

Based on the guy a past employer had doing it, you need to only be a part moron, and have a portable appliance tester machine that someone has spent about half an hour showing how to use.





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xpd:

 

What are the requirements for being able to do this myself ? Who do I get "certed" by ? :)

 

What equipment do they actually use to do the testing ? Would it be worth my becoming certified and buying the gear to save the company some $$ ? Look at 200+ computers, monitors, various field gear etc.......

 

 

 

If you don't have an ongoing requirement for testing lots of new or repaired equipment, I suspect your company will find it cheaper to use one of the 3760 contract testing firms.

 

The standard specifies what has to be done, so you need to have tags and equipment, common sense, and a good ability to document the tests. Most providers offer a summary certificate, which is good for any insurance questions.  There is a requirement for a visual inspection, and most of the few failures I've had are due to failing the visual test. I have about 200 items, and pay about $1,000 for the testing and documentation.

 

If most of your stuff is fixed, you may only need to test once every 5 years, but items like power hand tools, extension leads may require more frequent testing, but you can decide the testing frequency, based on the guidelines in the standard. They usually take a morning ( 2 - 3 people ) for 200 items - if you have all the items out and accessible. I shared the testing with an adjacent company, so travel costs were shared.


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  #1532918 14-Apr-2016 11:20
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Turns out one of our branches have one of the testing units collecting dust, so will see if I can get that from them and go from there.

 

 

 

Thanks all :)





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