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Re: PAT Testing

Post by lonelymom » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:42 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:Sorry to say I had to google PAT testing. Without wishing to appear flippant, it does seem an awfully expensive requirement - is it really necessary? I mean, has any equipment been banned as a result of these tests? Or is it a case of CYA on the off chance that, God forbid, something awful should happen?

(I type from a place where such a thing would cause the entire country to grind to a halt!)
I suspect it's CYA, with maybe a bit of requirement for insurance purposes thrown in :)
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Re: PAT Testing

Post by YadaYada » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:44 pm

I'm glad someone mentioned this as I think I can get his phone and charger tested and certified through might only be a fiver but even so....!!

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by Eruresto » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:35 pm

thriftymatron wrote:The last time I paid CH (Jan 06) it was £5 irrespective of the number of items a pupil was having tested. I don't know if it has changed since then. Items can be tested elsewhere and brought in to school as long as the sticker is in date.
That's what it is these days - or at least, was last term.
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Re: PAT Testing

Post by onewestguncopse » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:43 pm

The charge is a one of flat rate charge and it is now obligatory for ALL pupils. I do not think that they will allow pupils to use PAT tested items that have tested at home but not school. If there is an incident our insurers would probably pass the buck. Might be wrong but I doubt it.

The Health and Safety police need to make money somehow!

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by wurzel » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:32 pm

YadaYada wrote:
£4 is quite cheap as it is usually a c£1.50 per item for a firm to get done.
Didn't understand this! Surely if firms only charge £1.50 per item, £4 is expensive NOT cheap?
£1.50 per item against £4 total. Even when I was at CH I had a desklamp, stereo, toaster (by grecians) and timer plug (big home made thing using a streetlamp timer and a double socket

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by thriftymatron » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:11 pm

PAT testing will be done in school the week after Leave Weekend, thus enabling any Second Formers phone chargers to be tested at the same time as the rest of the items.

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by Momto2 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:02 pm

May I make a suggestion here - whatever you do, make sure everything for testing is named in some way especially the phone chargers as my daughter's new charger went off never to be seen again!

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by englishangel » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:16 pm

Dymo tapes on the plug are good for this. We mark our plugs with what they are for, Sky, DVD player, XBox 360 etc. So if you want to take one out and plug in something else you can sort them out.
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Re: PAT Testing

Post by Kim2s70-77 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:26 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:S
(I type from a place where such a thing would cause the entire country to grind to a halt!)
So do I!! The good ol' US of A!!! There would be rioting if asked to comply with that!!

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Re: PAT Testing

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:00 pm

I have just come across this Topic -----------

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