Electrical Safety

Christmas 2018 Opening

Parker Bell Christmas Op

Please feel free to email us, or order online. All email and orders will be responded to and mailed on our return to the office. You can also continue to book calibrations online, we will arrange courier collections when we get back.

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PAT Testing rented accommodation

The law is very clear. Landlords must ensure that electrical appliances must ensure that they are safe. It makes sense that to ensure this is the the case; appliances must be regularly inspected and maintained. Most business owners are clear about what they need to do. Can the same be said of landlords?

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Electrical safety for Students

As summer turns to autumn, students are gathering their belongings and heading off to College & University in droves. For many this will be their first experience of living on their own. There are a million and one things to organise at this time, but I suspect electrical safety isn’t high on the list. […]

PAT Testing & Inspecting Plugs

We all know that when we start PAT Testing, we must start with the visual inspection. This is because more faults are found by doing the visual inspection, its best to start with inspecting the plug.

Plugs and leads are often prone to accidental damage, especially if they are attached to an appliance that is […]

Free Online PAT Testing Course

It is exactly what it says it is. A free online PAT Testing Course. The team at Parker Bell recognize that if everyone did PAT Testing, we would be safer. A regular visual inspection at home and at work will definitely reduce the risk of fire or accident. So we put together the free […]

Appliance safety in the home

Working for a company that sells PAT Testers and runs training courses; is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects relating to electrical safety in the workplace. You would think; as employees; our own homes would be as safe as houses and appliance safety would be paramount. Wrong! We have just been reminded of the importance […]

PAT Testing in Care Homes

Reducing the risk of accidents and fires is the main reason for doing PAT Testing in Care Homes. There are lots of resources to help you understand your legal obligations and responsibilities if you run; or manage a home. Every member of the team needs to play their part in reducing risks. The HSE […]

You can PAT Test!

For lots of businesses it makes sense to do your own PAT Testing. You can PAT Test! You can use your own staff and PAT Test at a time that’s convenient to you and your business.

Do I need to be qualified to PAT Test?HSG 107 Competent person PAT [...]
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Product safety recalls – New code of practice

There is a new code of practice for product safety recalls. The code is voluntary but provides clear guidance for retailers needing to recall faulty products.

What are Product Safety Recalls?Electric socket overload calculator

When a retailer or manufacturer becomes aware of a fault or design issue […]

Fire safety for Small Businesses

Regardless of the size of your business, fire safety is vital. breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employees must make premises safe for anyone entering them.  While courts hold sentencing powers, breaches of Health & Safety, limitless fines can be imposed.

So how do small businesses comply?

It is advisable […]