Yearly Archives: 2013

December 2013

What is the PAT test legal requirement?

By |2020-02-25T16:12:41+00:00December 30th, 2013|PAT Testing Info|

What is the PAT test legal requirement? In the UK you are required by law to ensure that electrical appliances for use in a workplace, or for use by a business is fit for purpose and safe for use, and continues to be safe throughout its working life. To do that you need to implement an appropriate 'preventative maintenance' [...]

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Wiring diagram safety cards on a plug

By |2020-01-20T20:21:06+00:00December 13th, 2013|PAT Testing Info|

  These little wiring diagram safety cards cards attached to the pins of a plug, usually on an extension lead, when you buy them new are very handy should you need to rewire the plug. But let's be honest who is going to buy this new, then un-wire and rewire the plug? No one. And if you need to [...]

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October 2013

Faulty extension leads

By |2020-01-20T20:28:03+00:00October 17th, 2013|Health and Safety, Safety notices|

 Finding faulty extension leads Faulty extension leads can be rather dangerous, so finding them is important in protecting peoples lives. Imagine going to a well known supermarket to buy your extension leads because you think they should provide the best products only to discover they are cheaply made, high profit appliances - these leads are put together so badly [...]

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September 2013

Why Power leads should be tested independently too

By |2020-01-09T21:28:00+00:00September 10th, 2013|PAT Testing Info|

Have you ever wondered why power leads need testing independently? Most IT equipment comes with detachable IEC leads or kettle leads as they are more commonly called. There has been some debate if these should be tested as separate items. The latest edition of the Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment looks to clear [...]

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August 2013

Socket Adaptors can be a fire risk if you overload them

By |2020-01-20T20:30:07+00:00August 23rd, 2013|PAT Testing Info|

The socket adaptor; common in every home and workplace throughout the North East, but do you know how to use them? Safe Use of the Socket Adaptor […]

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June 2013

PAT Testing computers

By |2020-02-04T21:03:58+00:00June 29th, 2013|Safety in offices|

PAT Testing Computers If you need computers PAT Testing you're in the right place PAT Testing computers is what we do more than anything else; we test thousands of computers every year, so if you need your computers PAT Testing then look no further, you've found what you need.  We specialise in PAT testing [...]

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Gallery – 110 volt extension leads

By |2020-01-20T21:09:54+00:00June 28th, 2013|Building sites / tools|

Dangerous Electrical Appliances In our day we come across many dangerous electrical appliances; we'd much rather we found them and disposed of or repaired them, than you use them and have an accident, these are some examples of what we come across. 110v Extension Lead - A Dangerous electrical appliance   We came across this extension lead in use [...]

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Do landlords have to PAT test appliances?

By |2020-03-19T20:29:49+00:00June 28th, 2013|Landlords|

Do landlords have to PAT test appliances? Electrical Safety Warning for Landlords Electrical safety warning for Landlords from the ESC, about how they are exposing tenants to dangers from defective electrical systems.  Taken from Seaward The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has warned that landlords are exposing millions of tenants to dangers and could face huge fines. The ESC found [...]

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