Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is a key part of a safe working environment in our industry, and proper testing is central to how this can be achieved.
Fujitsu Services have in place a policy to test all portable electrical equipment at intervals as laid out in mandated policy guidelines. This “Portable Appliance Testing” (PAT testing) can take the form of “Formal Visual Inspection” (FVI) or “Combined Inspection and Test” (CIT).
UNITE Health & Safety reps are working with Fujitsu Services to ensure Policy and Guidelines are adhered to. This has resulted in audits of areas within the Manchester Campus being carried out that have identified large numbers of untested items.
We are working towards ensuring that a proper programme of testing and record keeping operates as soon as possible.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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