Monthly Archives: June 2012

Who Can Do PAT Testing – Can We Do It In-House?

The simple answer to this is yes. The more in-depth answer is that whoever carries out the PAT Testing has to have the appropriate skills and knowledge for the task.

The ‘Electricity at Work Regulations’ say the following:

“No person shall be engaged in any work activity where technical knowledge or experience is necessary to prevent […]

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ESC Releases App to Educate on Electrical Safety

A recent survey of more than 2000 people by the Electrical Safety Council has highlighted a startling lack of knowledge on household and basic electrical safety, putting many households and offices at risk of electrical fire, damage and shock hazards.

In response they have released a […]

ESC Reveals Kitchen Appliances Lacking in Electrical Safety Requirements

Perhaps surprisingly, independant testing of kitchen appliance products commissioned by the Electrical Safety Council has revealed that only one of 11 products tested passed the test administered.

The standards for toasters and other small appliances has been changed twice since 2008, and includes microwave ovens, toasters, deep fat fryers, etc.

Safety issues revealed in the testing […]

What is a Portable Electrical Appliance?

The simplest way of looking at what defines a portable electrical appliance, is whether there is a lead and plug attached to it. If it is hard wired into a wall, it is NOT a portable appliance and […]