Monthly Archives: May 2014

Portable Appliance Training – which course?

Portable Appliance Training Course

Hands on PAT training course.

In order to carry out PAT testing, it is important the staff member doing the work has a gained a basic understanding of electricity, the dangers that can arise, be able to identify equipment […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Training|0 Comments|

** Staff Profile **

Michelle - Staff memberWe like to put a face to a name and someone you are likely to speak to when you first call is Michelle.

Michelle has been working for Parker Bell for just over a year and deals […]

By |May 14th, 2014|News Articles|0 Comments|

PAT testing tip – if in doubt, check it out

PAT testingWhen PAT testing, if you are unsure about anything on an appliance you must check it out before proceeding.

The role of PAT tester is an important one and it’s your initials on that plug top […]

By |May 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FAQs: What information should be on plug top labels?

PAT Test labels

Plug Top label information

The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th edition) suggests the most important things that should be on PASS and […]

Product Safety Warning – Washing machine faulty component

Bush and Haier Washing machines sold by Argos have been identified as possibly having a component that may overheat and cause localised damage. This may potentially lead to a fire. The risk is considered low but the retailer wishes to contact all those who may have the following machines:

Models affected:
BUSH WM 1270TVE (White) and […]

Free revised guide to electrical safety for Entertainers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised their guide to electrical safety for entertainers.
The free guide is available to download and is for anyone dealing with electrical equipment for sound, lighting or other effects. It sets out basic measures that can be taken to help control the electrical risks from use of such […]

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Parker Bell staff member Jo

Jo has been working for Parker Bell for just over four years  in the Marketing Communications department and is responsible for keeping the website refreshed with photos and product information, updates on Social Media and researching and writing PAT […]

FAQ: What is the User Check?

User check

User Check for signs of damage

The user check is when the person who operates a piece of equipment visually checks over the appliance on a regular basis and reports any changes or faults noticed to the appropriate person.

These user […]

Product Recall: Kenwood and Russell microwave that may catch fire.

Another product recall this week. This time, it’s a microwave named either a Kenwood or Russell Hobbs microwave.

Product Affected: CJAL28 Microwave, known as Kenwood (KEN CJAL28) or Russell Hobbs (HOB CJAL28) sold between February 2006 – May 2011.

There is a possibility that a component can overheat and lead to a fire. If you have […]