Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is PAT Testing a Legal Requirement?

PAT testing, as a procedure, is not, in itself a legal requirement.  However, and this is a BIG BUT... current UK legislation states that businesses MUST maintain safe electrical equipment, that they have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public.  Because the process of PAT testing is considered the most effective method for doing this (and it provides the necessary paperwork), particularly for high risk environments, it has become an automatic and recognised method for meeting the legal obligations.  If you want to check out the specific guidance concerning electrical equipment at work, feel free, [...]

By |2019-10-01T20:58:38+00:00December 30th, 2013|Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Is PAT Testing a Legal Requirement?

Wiring diagram safety cards on a plug

  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 re-wire the plug in the future what's the chances of you still having the card? Slim. However, if you are like many who don't remove it you probably will still have it. Wiring diagram safety cards on a plug are packaging; [...]

By |2019-10-01T20:58:43+00:00December 13th, 2013|Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Wiring diagram safety cards on a plug