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  1. Groot
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    Groot New EF Member

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    Hi! Could anyone tell me if it's worth pat testing a dyson vacuum cleaner?I know there class 2 so you can't do the earth test but could do a visual inspection and possibly a insulation resistance test? But seeing as there's no metal parts other than screw heads can this be done?
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Electrician's Arms

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    I think the answer is yes, if you're testing a place and that's one of the portable electrical appliances.
     
  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Depends what you have agreed with your client, an EICR doesn't include testing portable and fixed appliances. Appliance testing come under the code of practice for ISITEE.
     
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  4. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    It will generally be a visual on the cord, plug and appliance enclosure.
     
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  5. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    Frankly if I saw a dyson I would condemn without trial.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    totally agree.pile of shyte.(spoken by a Kirby Sentria and a Henry owner).
     
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  7. PEG
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    PEG Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,i take it that this is a commercial enterprise?
    From what i can remember,they are not warranted or recommended for commercial or industrial use,so may pose an insurance issue...

    A pal of mine,who ran a supply and servicing business,for all cleaning machines,has filled a few skips with these models,at companies who did not realise this,before purchasing a dozen...

    No bags,but lots of expensive filters...who said, the greatest trick,the devil ever played,was to convince people he didn't exist?...;)
     
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  8. Groot
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    Groot New EF Member

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    Could anyone tell me,when I visuall inspect a dyson vacuum cleaner, and put a blue label on it,can I then state on the advert that it's been pat tested?
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    best way to test a dyson is with a sledgehammer.
     
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  10. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    The guidance notes will suggest a test interval. Ultimately it’s up to the tester to look at the condition of the appliance, the environment it’s in and if available it’s repair history. Then the tester can make a judgement wether to reduce or extend the test intervals.

    Are the stickers not green anymore?

    What’s with all the Dyson hate? I’m only on my 2nd since 2003 and I only swapped the 1st one as the new one said it was a type of Dyson Ball Cleaner. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting and ended up in A and E.
     
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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
  11. Pete999
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    At an extra cost of course
     
  12. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    I've had a tough day and my effen knees are meowing. But after reading your very informative post @LeeH@LeeH I'm giggling like a gender neutral operative. I've just cancelled my order :tearsofjoy:
     
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  13. Richard Burns
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    If you have done a visual inspection, recorded the details of the appliance and testing on the inspection and testing register (noting that the insulation resistance test was not completed) , updated the equipment register, noted any repairs on the repair register, applied a label indicating it is safe to use that is referenced to the appropriate register reference number and all are signed by you as a competent person to do the inspection and testing then yes you can say it has been PAT tested (with some omissions).
     
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  14. David M
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    David M I'm often blinded by simplicity Electrician's Arms

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    Ah... good old Henry, just a basic cleaner that does the job well!

    "I had a hoover once which I decided to sell, well it was just hanging around collecting dust" Tim Vine.
     
  15. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    Quit with the vacuum jokes you lot, they suck!
     

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