Monthly Archives: June 2013

How do I PAT Test a kettle?

The video below shows you how to PAT Test a kettle. Note: we are not a training company and this information should not be used to learn or for educational purposes Class 1 Kettle PAT Testing A Kettle is a class 1 item, not only that but it is two separate items due to it's detachable base or lead. The kettle relies on an earth connection for safety; the PAT machine checks that connection is functioning correctly. A formal visual inspection should be carried out first. This video shows how you carried out the portable appliance test on the kettle. [...]

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How to PAT test Computer Server Systems

What is the biggest concern to any business when they have the PAT Testers in? Computer Servers When conducting PAT testing the technician needs to be very vigilant and aware of the importance for the continual operation of a server system, so great care has to be taken to not cause any problems for the client by unplugging anything without permission. Read more about PAT Testing offices Computer Server Systems Understandably; if the server gets disconnected unexpectedly and without your knowledge it can lead to major issues not least down-time for staff, but in the most worrying situation - loss [...]

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Information for the requirements for appliance safety on building sites

Let's start with the formalities: If you are working on a building site using electric tools then you need to ensure they are safe. Whilst there's not much we can do if a bulldozer drives over your drill or a JCB cuts the cable to your inspection lamp we can do our best to check your wiring is safe and your equipment won't cause any damage if it's in the correct condition. Equipment of 230V Such as battery chargers for drills, 230v extension leads, radios - those items that fit into the power using a standard plug These items should [...]

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Does Battery operated equipment need PAT Testing?

Battery powered electrical appliances such as laptop computers, torches and cameras are commonly referred to as "Class 3 appliances", which are extra low voltage items, and thus the safest class of electrical appliance, so they do not need a PAT test, and so do not fall under the remit of portable appliance testing. Other battery powered items such as childrens toys and power tools, also do not require PAT testing, but again if they seem to be faulty, don't use them.   However, charging leads and adaptors should get tested. 

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