Monthly Archives: February 2019

February 2019

FAQ: How long does a PAT testing certificate last?

By |2019-10-01T20:41:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Frequently Asked Questions|

Realistically speaking a PAT certificate expires as soon as the test is over and someone starts using the appliance again, because the results obtained can't predict the future, but in reality most people consider a PAT testing certificate to last around one year. However, how long the time period should be until the appliances are tested again very much [...]

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Socket safety – why do we use socket covers when they’re not needed?

By |2020-01-09T20:19:52+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Health and Safety|

A British safety standard from 1947 that requires the top hole of the 3-hole socket to have a "shutter" on the inside means that the live and neutral holes can't be accessed until the shutters are opened. That happens when the earth pin of the plug is inserted into the top hole, thus opening the shutter. Only by inserting [...]

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