8 Top Tips to prevent an electrical accident – you’ll get a shock if you do number 4

  1. Don’t use an appliance if you don’t know how to
  2. Don’t repair an appliance that is plugged in
  3. Turn off the power before attempting work on the mains supply
  4. Don’t work in damp environments or with wet hands
  5. Don’t place flexible cables under carpets where they can deteriorate unseen
  6. Don’t use an appliance where wires can be seen through the flexible cable
  7. Replace damaged cables with new cable; don’t repair with insulating tape
  8. Get appliances testing regularly by a competent PAT Tester
By |2020-01-20T20:18:24+00:00June 1st, 2017|Safety tips|Comments Off on 8 Top Tips to prevent an electrical accident – you’ll get a shock if you do number 4

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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.