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Have you got messy cables under your desks that need tidying?

Everyone these days seems to have messy cables on and around their desks; generally caused by the constant addition of new appliances that need a cable to draw power. But no one has time to tidy up the cables to make them neater. If you want…
PAT Testing Certificate

PAT Testing Certificate

PAT Testing Certificate A PAT testing Certificate is issued following the completion of a phase of portable appliance testing; every client receives a PAT Testing Report that includes an itemised list of all appliances tested including the…
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What is the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment?

We're presently up to the 4th Edition of the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, published by the IET. The most recent version was released in 2014 by The Institute of Engineering and Technology,…
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How to make sure you pass PAT testing

Making sure your equipment passes PAT testing shouldn't be too difficult, and in most cases you will pass PAT testing; you see, as long as your equipment is as safe on the day of the test as it was the day it was made, the appliance is going…
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Do others bring electrical equipment into your workplace?

Dave the DJ has a mobile disco rig, he was booked by Steve and Anna to do a disco for their Wedding at the local hotel. Dave set up on the Saturday afternoon in the dance hall and left his gear there, plugged in whilst Steve and Anna had…
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Do you provide equipment to be used outside of work?

So you get your office equipment PAT tested, but what about the gear in the vans, or the laptop Joe the sales guy uses at home? Every electrical appliance the company owns needs to be checked to see that it is maintaining a safe standard,…
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Do your staff bring personal equipment to work?

Assuming you get your workplace equipment PAT tested, it would be normal to assume that equipment your staff bring in to work has been tested too. If not, why not? All that hard work you went to to make sure your equipment is safe could have…
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How often should we do a PAT test?

How often should we do a PAT test? Portable Appliance Testing should be carried out as often as is required by your business; the best way to find out is to conduct a risk assessment of the appliance, it's use, who uses it and the environment…
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6 Electrical safety tips for children

Electricity whilst being useful to power our homes, it is also very dangerous when misused. Lots of people are hurt and killed every year due to electrical accidents. These simple safety tips will help you reduce the chance of or avoid such…
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8 Top Tips to prevent an electrical accident

Don't use an appliance if you don't know how to Don't repair an appliance that is plugged in Turn off the power before attempting work on the mains supply Don't work in damp environments or with wet hands Don't place flexible…