+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 27 of 27
How do you do....it? Thread, School Inventory Software in Technical; 2-secs - I was exagerating a bit. even a pound a minute would be a good deal !...
  1. #16


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339

    Re: School Inventory Software

    2-secs - I was exagerating a bit.
    even a pound a minute would be a good deal !

  2. #17

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,400
    Thank Post
    636
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    319

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Even the bloke who came to do it said its the most massive scam he's seen as it only takes 2 sec per test.
    Then he's not doing it properly, and should be sacked! You MUST do a thorough visual inspection of plug, socket & cable before connecting to the tester. The tester should pass a high current through L&N and earth for a prescribed time (10 secs?) and then test the insulation resistance and polarity of the lead. Still money for old rope, but not 2 seconds! (And if you think watching paint dry is dull... )
    ... and I've just finished watching House of Horrors on ITV

  3. #18

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,498
    Thank Post
    1,488
    Thanked 1,049 Times in 918 Posts
    Rep Power
    301

    Re: School Inventory Software

    @webman, LOL, I saw that, GEEEEZ talk about duff electrics, thats bad even when I have seen bad ones in the past.

    We use Safety 1st for our PAT management.

    As for testings, my advice BEWARE with PAT testing, I had 2 servers suffer catastrophic failures whilst being PAT tested by a county tester, one had hard disk failure and another suffered the effects of a power surge! including a rather crispy motherboard in the end Now I have been learning PAT testing in preperation of going on a course later this term, and it appears that the last bloke that I saw do my server at my last place Flash Tested the server EEEK thats not what you do with them.

    Our PAT tester at work has a special IT Hardware program, you can really hammer the IEC leads etc but PCs should be lightly tested, they do need testing but you have to be careful with it so not to risk any damage to the hardware in the machines. So beware, I advise my clients to let me know when the tester is coming and I meet with them and supervise them or, ask my mate at work who does ours to come out and test my clients PCs and Servers for them so they have been done and are valid and then I don't have the worry of them doing them in.

  4. #19
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,958
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Way back when I trained PCs were off limits. You could only test monitors and power leads.

  5. #20

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,498
    Thank Post
    1,488
    Thanked 1,049 Times in 918 Posts
    Rep Power
    301

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Who knows what I will do on this course, technically HSE say so long as I am not doing it for other people, IE just for my school, I don't need to do a course, I just need to be trained on the use of the tester and the things to look out for by a compitant person. But they are going to send me on a course rather than just do that, it makes sense and its another thing I can show that I have done and if I leave, I could, with the right equiptment and insurance etc start up as a mobile PAT tester

  6. #21

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,922
    Thank Post
    1,332
    Thanked 1,774 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    593

    Re: School Inventory Software

    IIRC you should only test PCs (or an sensitive electrical equipment with unstable components, ie ROM that can be destroyed, RAM that can be wipe or other chips that may suffer damage on receiving large loads) for sustained current and for earth leakage. No flash testing or overloading may be done.

    Since this is usually in the operating manual of testing equipment you can ask the tester (or their company) to reimburse you for parts, time and stress for sorting out a problem they caused.

    The company that did our testing failed 3 perfectly safe PCs, failed to test all power leads, didn't even speak to any of the support team until the final day they were in (in spite or repeated attampts to find them) and destroyed 2 printers with flash tests.

    They refused to come back and complete the testing or to talk about rectifying their mistakes ... we said we would withold the appropriate payment and they agreed ... and then they discovered that we will not be inviting them back next year.

    2 Members of the team, 2 of the site supervisors and 2 others will do a course (in school) and we will get 2 kits and have a rolling program of testing throughout the year.

    It will save us several thousand pounds even after taking in costs of training, kit and time taken to do the job *properly* and because they are not doing it day in day out people should not get into a boring routine and cut corners.

    Having been on the end of a nasty shock with faulty electrics whilst in the army (and having to evacuate people from barracks late at night due to fires caused by it on other occassions too) I want to make sure it is done properly.

  7. #22

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Quote Originally Posted by GavRob
    Hi am new to the forums. i appologise if i have posted in the wrong place but can any one help?

    The school have asked me (Network Manager) to find a new inventory system for the school, at the mo they use an excel spreadsheet. not the most high tech method i know.

    We would like a hand scanner, barcode printer and different user accounts with different access rights, if any one can recomend a system that they use it would be much appricated.

    Oh and if the company do training that would be even better cheers and of course the finance department want it to be as cheap as possible (as always)

    Tahnks GavRob
    You could try out Parago (http://www.itvision.net/) automated discovery, PAT testing fields.. and soon to have wifi barcode scanner integration for instant auditing.

  8. #23

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,955
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 374 Times in 284 Posts
    Rep Power
    158

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Way back when I trained PCs were off limits. You could only test monitors and power leads.
    Not so. A tester designed for IT equipment will be capable of doing a 100mA earth bond test. You do need to inhibit the "run" test, as there is insufficient time for a boot sequence. Under no circumstances should a PAT tester in a school be flash testing anything except perhaps, seriously dodgy looking power tools.

    Guidance can best be found in the IEE Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. ISBN 0 85296 776 4

    For training, go to your local Tech college and do C&G 2377 Southampton Tech College

  9. #24
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,958
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: School Inventory Software

    I did my course at a tech college in Leicester and the instructors advice was not to touch PCs. That was a while ago tho' as I said.

  10. #25

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Way back when I trained PCs were off limits. You could only test monitors and power leads.
    ..and you've tried to follow that advice ever since?
    beeswax

  11. #26
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,958
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: School Inventory Software

    hehe - I only ever did pat testing twice - never again! ::shudders:: lol

  12. #27

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,922
    Thank Post
    1,332
    Thanked 1,774 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    593

    Re: School Inventory Software

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    I did my course at a tech college in Leicester and the instructors advice was not to touch PCs. That was a while ago tho' as I said.
    So ... even then, people were telling you to steer clear from PCs ... I wish someone had told me to steer clear when I was looking for a career change from the Army ... more flippin' hassle than they are worth ...

    oh ... you were talking about PAT testing ...

    I'll get my coat.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. OCS Inventory
    By Geoff in forum Downloads
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd June 2011, 08:40 AM
  2. OCS Inventory
    By apeo in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st November 2007, 01:28 PM
  3. Free Helpdesk / Inventory Software
    By GlennT in forum Downloads
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th September 2007, 12:32 PM
  4. Inventory
    By mmoseley in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20th June 2007, 12:31 PM
  5. Help desk and Inventory software (again sorry)
    By edie209 in forum Downloads
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 11th August 2006, 11:10 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •