Safety Testing

Non Destructive Column Testing

The Non-destructive testing (NDT) of steel lighting columns is carried out by a competent and qualified person using Ultrasonic Triple Echo testing equipment. The Ultrasonic Triple Echo testing equipment allows an accurate calculation of the deterioration within a street column. Once measurements have been taken, these are then scored by a structural engineer and a full report will be issued as well as test results and recommendations.

All tests are carried out in accordance with the ILP TR22 regulation and the PLG06 code of practice.

Anchor Point Pull Testing & Re-certification

All anchor bolts including eye bolts and single point anchors used for the purpose hanging Christmas lighting, bloom baskets and banners, should be tested and carry a test certificate. These procedures are often known as pull testing or eye bolt testing, safety eye bolt testing, safety system testing and re-certification.

Following initial installation, the system(s) should be annually inspected by a competent and qualified person in accordance with the Chartered Surveyors Code of Practice (second edition) to ensure it is in a safe working condition. Other relevant codes of practice are to include PLG06, and NRSWA (chapter 8). If the certification for your system(s) does expire, it is your responsibility to ensure that no one is allowed to use the system(s).

For many years, we have provided nationwide coverage using our engineers to both install and service Anchor Bolts. Existing customers can trust us to manage their annual re-certification visits in a timely manner and so maintain the compliance of their installed safety system(s). In the event of system failure or non-compliance during the annual test, full reports and guidance and recommendations would be provided.

Portable Appliance Test (PAT)

Another service Christmas Plus can provide is PAT testing. PAT Testing is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use and fit for purpose.

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