Free PAT Testing Course – Bored in the office over Christmas?

Are you going to be bored in the office over the festive period? Fancy trying our Free PAT Testing Course? On your own holding the fort, but not exactly loads to do?

Here is a completely free way of entertaining yourself and learning a new skill at the same time!

Take […]

Electrical Socket Overload Calculator

Have you seen the electrical socket overload calculator from the team at Electrical Safety First?Electric socket overload calculator

It’s a great tool for making sure your electrical sockets aren’t overloaded. It is really important because overloaded sockets are far more likely to result in fire or […]

Electrical Fires in the Home

Electrical fires in the home make up over half of the accidental fires in the UK according to www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk .

Most electrical fires in the home are caused by electrical products being misused or are faulty.

Half of all appliance fires start in the kitchen. Cooking appliances and white goods being the main offenders.

To help prevent […]

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Fuse Tips for PAT Testers

2 quick fuse tips for PAT Testers:

When you PAT Test you must always start with the visual inspection and part of this inspection should include checking that the correct fuse is in the appliance.

Most new appliances come to you with a moulded plug and the moulded plug will have a fuse already in it, […]

How to do a visual inspection

The visual inspection is a crucial starting point to the PAT Testing process. It is vital that your employees know how to carry out a visual inspection. According to the Health and Safety Executive employees and employers are jointly responsible for the inspection and maintenance of portable electrical appliances.  (You can read about this […]

Failed the I Leak Test

My appliance has failed the I Leak test. I wasn’t expecting it to fail,

Check out our flow chart. It takes you through whether or not the appliance has really failed or whether by checking the parameter it is in fact a Pass.

ILeak FailIn certain cases […]

PAT Tester Calibration

Does my PAT Tester need to be calibrated?

Yes. All electrical measuring equipment needs regular calibration to ensure that it is working properly and measuring accurately.  The reason you need you PAT Tester calibrated s because any tests carried out using a machine that does not have a valid calibration certificate would be deemed invalid. […]

Register your appliances? You should!

Do you register appliances? We have all seen the slip of paper as we unpack our shiny new appliance, but have you actually bothered to go to the website, or fill in the form and send it back?  By not registering a new appliance you could miss out on vital information, which ultimately could […]

Electrical Safety First at home and at work

Is an excellent website that practical advice and tips to reduce the risk of fires and electrical accidents.  http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/

Electrical Safety First runs general awareness campaigns to educate people about the dangers of electricity as well as initiatives covering specific areas of risk such as product, fire and child safety.

They carry out consumer attitude […]

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PAT Test at home.

It’s worth considering PAT Tests at home. Fires in the home occur frequently due to the ever increasing number of appliances used but you can reduce the risk of having a fire by inspecting and maintaining appliances in the same way as most business’s do. You do not need to have any qualifications, you […]