"This is a large school with approximately
1,000 pupils. The meals are served in a room approximately 30
metres by 30 metres. The kitchen is off one side and has a
fitted serving bar but fast food additions have added extra
equipment which has been placed along another wall.
Picture 1, shows this equipment. There are three heated
cabinets used for storing food, on top of which are two soft
drinks machines, A hot dog machine and Pizza machine. The soft
drink machines are 240W each (1 amp). It is impossible to find
the rating of the hot dog and pizza machine as the labels are
ripped. I didn't check the heated cabinets None of the equipment
appears to have been PAT tested," PAT - Portable
"Picture 2, shows a view of the left hand side of the equipment,
You can also see the drinks chiller situated to the left. Note the
trip hazard from the trailing leads on the floor. One end of this is
plugged into a single 13A socket situated out of camera shot on the
extreme left and the lead also presents a trip hazard there. The
other end is shown in Picture 3"
"Picture 3, yes its a 13A extension reel, however it is not fully
unwound and the rating stated on it is 7A. Into that we have the
ever versatile 6 way adaptor. Neither of these items are PAT tested.
Into this ALL the equipment seen so far will be plugged, The heated
cabinets, Drink chiller, 2 drinks machines and hot dog and pizza
The trip hazard is clear but I bet the cable reel gets nice and warm
in use, potentially a fire hazard? Take a look back at picture 2, on
the wall behind the drink chiller is the only fire extinguisher
apparent in the room. It is a water extinguisher and the yellow
label on it says "Not to be used on electrical fires". Oh dear!"
(result of a overheated extension lead -
"Never mind we could always flee via the fire exit. Which brings
me to ...
Picture 4. Bear in mind the building was occupied when this picture
was taken. Yes Its the locked fire escape."