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Travis Perkins plugs in to Seaward for reliable electrical safety testing

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier to the building and construction market, is using advanced electrical safety testing technology as part of its commitment to health and safety.

More than 200 of its branches have been equipped with specialist B255 testers from Seaward.

The B255 tester has a comprehensive electrical safety testing capability and has become the product of choice within the tool hire service and repair sector. The compact bench top tester enables electrical safety tests to be carried out quickly and effectively, ensuring that power tools and other electrical rental equipment functions correctly with maximum safety.

The B255 enables the full suite of electrical safety tests to be carried out at Travis Perkins’ Tool Hire Centres across the UK and includes earth bond and flash (hipot) testing alongside load (run) and powered leakage testing.

The tester is used as part of an overall process which ensures that all hire fleet electrical equipment such as power drills, breakers, freezing equipment and commercial carpet cleaners are routinely serviced, tested and recorded before being made available for hire.

Test results are entered into a custom database to provide computerised records and service schedules ensuring that the correct functionality and safe operation of equipment is maintained at all times.

Andy Lawrence, hire compliance manager for Travis Perkins, said the B255 is the ideal tool hire electrical safety tester.

He added: “The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. Our training programmes are designed to ensure that workshop staff remain up to speed with best practice and industry requirements.

“We work in partnership with Seaward to ensure all our branches comply with the HAE standards for electrical safety testing.

“The B255 testers play a very important part in ensuring this - they are extremely easy-to-use, providing accurate and reliable workshop testing.

The Seaward B255 ensures compliance with the Hire Association of Europe’s Code of Practice for electrical safety testing in the Hire Industry (HAEEST 2012).


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