Use an RCD on appliances used outside or in the wet

By |2020-05-03T10:37:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|PAT Testing Info|

An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. In the event of a fault the RCD will switch off the electricity supply, protecting the user The [...]

PAT Testing: Plugs – BS1363

By |2020-05-10T07:34:50+00:00September 16th, 2014|PAT Testing Info|

The BS 1363 Plug British Standard BS 1363 specifies the type of mains power plug and socket most commonly used in the United Kingdom. It is more commonly known as the 13 amp plug. The BS 1363 is considered to be one of the safest domestic power-connector systems in the world. A BS 1363 plug has two horizontal, rectangular [...]