PAT Testing Info

Useful information regarding portable appliance testing – almost anything could be getting discussed here, but it will always be to do with PAT testing.

Do you need your office PAT Testing?

Welcome to DRA PAT Testing Specialist in Portable Appliance Testing - PAT Testing Offices We specialise in PAT testing offices; PAT testing computers is relatively easy to do, and shouldn't cause too much disruption to your team, although in big offices it's sometimes better for all of us to do the work outside your normal hours. Being specialists at Pat testing computers we have the specialist equipment, so we know we're not going to damage your appliances, nor will be disconnect your servers unless you authorise it first! PAT testing Offices - We're a specialist portable appliance testing company, covering the North [...]

By |2019-10-01T20:54:03+00:00July 13th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on Do you need your office PAT Testing?

6 Electrical safety tips for children

Electricity whilst being useful to power our homes, it is also very dangerous when misused. Lots of people are hurt and killed every year due to electrical accidents. These simple safety tips will help you reduce the chance of or avoid such accidents. Never stick fingers, toys and other objects in an electric socket Never use electrical appliances in the bathroom Never pull a plug out of the socket using its cable Never put drinks on top of your games console Never climb trees next to power lines Stay away from places marked with warning signs

By |2019-10-03T19:51:30+00:00July 1st, 2017|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on 6 Electrical safety tips for children

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

Don't use an appliance if you don't know how to Don't repair an appliance that is plugged in Turn off the power before attempting work on the mains supply Don't work in damp environments or with wet hands Don't place flexible cables under carpets where they can deteriorate unseen Don't use an appliance where wires can be seen through the flexible cable Replace damaged cables with new cable; don't repair with insulating tape Get appliances testing regularly by a competent PAT Tester

By |2019-10-03T19:51:11+00:00June 1st, 2017|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on 8 Top Tips to prevent an electrical accident – you’ll get a shock if you do number 4

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

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 installation condition report if you live in a rented home Ensure your electrical supply meets the UK standard BS 7671 Check sockets, plugs and flexible cables regularly for signs of wear and tear Check your electrical appliances are compatible with UK [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:50:41+00:00May 11th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on 9 handy tips to avoid an electrical fire – number 6 will affect most of us

Free Socket Checks – We don’t charge to report faulty sockets

  When you get PAT testing quotes you're going to come across many companies wanting to charge you for socket checks... Some national firms charge as much as £39.99 to look at your sockets, no different to how you do, and tell you that they're all fine or one has a crack - you don't need to pay for that. Checking sockets is not a formal part of PAT testing, but is part of the fixed wiring inspection, although rarely are all sockets checked. When we unplug an appliance we see the socket - if it is damaged in any [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:35:07+00:00September 19th, 2016|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on Free Socket Checks – We don’t charge to report faulty sockets

Charity Shops selling electrical equipment – contact us to test them first

Electrical goods donated to charity shops must be checked for safety before they can be sold to customers of the shop; they can't just be sold in the conditions they are received in. Appliances need to be checked by an appropriate person, ideally a PAT Testing company, or a person trained to do such testing. If you don't have anyone in-house to carry out the tests there is a good opportunity for someone to learn a new skill, some charity shops will put a volunteer through a PAT testing course, so they can then get paid to do the testing. [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:49:33+00:00September 2nd, 2016|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on Charity Shops selling electrical equipment – contact us to test them first

That’s NOT PAT Testing

Have you heard about the PAT Testing Network's campaign to show customers what is NOT PAT Testing? The national standards organisation want to raise the profile of the appliance testing industry, illustrating the importance of good appliance testing over poor standards. Some naughty people out there are getting away with charging customers hard earned money for a poor service, and the people at the PTN want to show their customers what is happening. No one likes being ripped off, or not getting good value for money, and no one should suffer at the hands of cowboys. We work really hard [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:49:09+00:00April 6th, 2016|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on That’s NOT PAT Testing