Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 2017

9 handy tips to avoid an electrical fire – number 6 will affect most of us

By |2020-01-20T20:18:34+00:00May 11th, 2017|Safety tips|

Almost half of all domestic fires are caused by electricity; there were over 20,000 electrical fires in 2011; there are 70 deaths and 350 injuries every year as a result of electrical fires. The most common causes of electrical fires are: Faulty appliances Misused appliances Overheated appliances Tips for Avoiding an Electrical Fire Ask your landlord for an electrical [...]

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What is “PAT” – What does “PAT” stand for?

By |2020-01-20T20:29:59+00:00May 1st, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

What does PAT stand for? 'PAT' stands for 'Portable Appliance Testing' PAT is a process of inspecting and testing portable electrical appliances;  a portable appliance is any electrical appliance that is powered from a plug and socket outlet.  This makes the word portable misleading, as it has nothing to do with whether you can move the appliance. [...]

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