8.8 Electrical Equipment

PDF version

Legislation requires colleges to ensure, by regular testing, the safety of all its electrical appliances. Although this does not include student-owned appliances, it is nevertheless important that such appliances are safe.  The College reserves the right to insist that an appliance should be tested, at the owner's expense, and proof of such testing produced on request. Free advice is available from the College Maintenance Manager.  Do not fit plugs yourself unless you are absolutely sure about what you are doing.  Fit the correct sized fuse.  Do not use multi-plug adaptors and avoid trailing leads around rooms. Four-way extension leads of a reputable make are acceptable for low-wattage items such as computers and their peripherals. Please note that plugs in the UK are different from those used in other countries and students bringing electrical equipment from outside Britain will need to use an adaptor.