What is the electrical Equipment Safety Regulations 1994?
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 (updated with amendments under the 2016 regulation) apply to your business if you manufacture electrical equipment designed or adapted for use between 50 and 1,000 volts (in the case of alternating current) or 75 and 1,500 volts (in the case of direct current).
How many sockets can you have in a room UK?
Socket outlets For Warranty purposes: Rooms should be provided with the following 13a outlets: Kitchen / Utility – 8 outlets. Dining Room – 4 outlets. Living or Family room – 8 outlets.
What is the rule regarding electrical sockets and appliances?
Part ii – Fitted plug provisions 7 Part II introduces a new requirement that most domestic electrical appliances which operate at a voltage of not less than 200 volts must be supplied fitted with a correctly fused and approved standard plug.
Do second hand electrical items have to be PAT tested?
There is no specific requirement for safety testing in the regulations, however to ensure the equipment is safe some form of inspection and testing will usually be required. All plugs, sockets (e.g. on extension cables), and adaptors must also meet the Plug & Sockets etc.
Are Moulded plugs mandatory?
Electrical appliances must be correctly fitted with an approved plug with sleeved pins. All plugs should carry the name and reference number of the approved body, normally BSI or ASTA. The plug does not have to be moulded on but it must have the correct fuse for the appliance.
Is it legal to sell an electrical appliance without a plug?
Distributors and retailers must not sell any appliances without a correct fused plug fitted.
Is it illegal to sell second-hand electrical goods?
If you are in the business of selling any second-hand electrical goods, you should be aware of the following: the goods must meet legal safety requirements. if you sell unsafe goods, and the goods cause injury or damage, you may have to pay compensation.
What year did electrical plugs change?
Harvey Hubbell had patented the parallel blade plug in 1913, and patented a polarized version in 1916. He also patented the T-slot single outlet in 1915, and a duplex T-slot outlet in 1916 both meant to take his older 1904 tandem and newer parallel plug design.
Can I put an electric socket in a bathroom?
Sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units) unless they can be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower.
Do you have to be a qualified electrician to change a plug?
Whilst you don’t need to be certified in order to change the accessories or fittings, you will need to call a qualified electrician if you want to install or replace sockets and lighting.
Can you replace a Moulded plug with a normal plug?
Yes, you can replace a moulded plug. Measure 50 millimeters from the end of the cable before you cut the plug. You don’t want to damage the wires inside when you cut the cable.