Extension Lead Testing
Extension leads are often twisted, pulled, driven over or left in compromising spots.
For this reason, Pulse conduct a visual inspection of the insulation of the lead, looking for abrasions as well as checking the pins and plug end.
Tests which are performed include Earth Continuity, Insulation Resistance and Polarity after the visual inspection.
Exit and Emergency Lights
If an extension lead is faulty or receives a fail reading a fail sticker will be placed on the extension lead. If the extension leads plug is damaged or the cables are exposed, a Pulse Test and Tag technician can perform a Plug Top Replacement on the extension lead and retest the item.
A compliant extension lead is critically important when on site as this can pose an electrical hazard to both the operator and bystanders.
Examples below indicate where an extension lead has been damaged and exposing both single insulated cables and copper wiring.
Discolouration or exposed cables from the plug end are also a sign of damage and a qualified technician can assist in getting the extension lead compliant.