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Performed by you the user.
Before plugging in and switching on the equipment. It involves a visual inspection that includes the plug, the flex, the appliance and the suitability of the appliance for the environment and the job. Faults or suspected faults should be reported and logged, and faulty equipment should be removed from service. Normally, no record is required if no faults are found.
i an inspection,
ii testing as necessary to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition (the testing may include earth continuity testing at a high or low test current and insulation testing or a protective conductor/touch current measurement), and
iii functional checks.
The Combined Inspection and Test should be recorded.
This consists of the user checks and, in addition, checks on the suitability of the equipment for the environment and the switching of the equipment. The Formal Visual Inspection includes removing the plug top and inspecting the wiring, connections, fuse and cord grip. Equipment failing the inspection should be removed from service.
The Formal Visual Inspection should be recorded.