6 ways to avoid an electrical fire and to prevent your workplace burning down

  • Don’t leave washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers running when you’re out or asleep

  • Don’t leave portable heaters switched on and unattended

  • Don’t overload sockets with too many plugs

  • Register your electrical products and check for recalls

  • Always follow the manufacturers guidance when using appliances

  • Don’t buy fake electrical goods or cheap imports

  • Don’t use damaged electrical appliances

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By |2020-01-09T20:19:33+00:00May 19th, 2019|Handy Hints and Tips|Comments Off on 6 ways to avoid an electrical fire and to prevent your workplace burning down

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I am Richard Ayre; editor for this site, owner of the site and the business, and a PAT testing engineer with over 10 years experience. I consider myself an expert in testing IT equipment in office environments; I have worked in many different industries for hundreds of different clients testing all kinds of electrical equipment. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association As well as being the business owner I am also an employer; based in Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne. I am also involved in the running of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association as Operations Director and joint founder. "PATTA" attends important meetings and provides representation for the smaller businesses that do PAT testing in the UK, when decisions are being made that affect them.