Safety in offices

Blogs to help you improve the health and safety in your offices; mainly regarding electrical equipment

October 2019

Do you worry about important plugs being switched off by accident?

By |2020-02-03T15:09:30+00:00October 30th, 2019|DRA News / Info, Safety in offices, Schools|

Everywhere we go there is at least one plug with a post it note taped to it with the big letters "DO NOT SWITCH OFF".  Someone somewhere is terrified that the all important plug will be taken out and replaced by a hair drier or heater!  But you need worry no more, for we have the solution!  Not [...]

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July 2019

You should read this before arranging for your office to be PAT tested

By |2020-01-20T20:03:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|Safety in offices|

PAT tests in offices may not need doing as often as you may think. Many offices get their appliances tested every year but that may be too often. If you do a risk assessment you will find that most if not all appliances won't need doing that often.  Stationery appliances such as fridges, photocopiers, even computers and monitors [...]

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July 2018

If staff bring personal electrical equipment into work does it need testing?

By |2020-02-03T15:08:43+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info, Safety in offices|

Yes it does; you are responsible for electrical equipment used at work, whether you have supplied it or not.  What would happen if that appliance caught fire or caused an accident - would you be protected if you hadn't checked the appliance was safe?    Consider this: You take action to ensure your equipment is maintaining safety standards by [...]

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July 2017

Do you need your office PAT Testing?

By |2020-01-09T20:21:34+00:00July 13th, 2017|Safety in offices|

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 [...]

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November 2016

When your office needs PAT testing contact DRA PAT Testing

By |2020-02-03T15:01:18+00:00November 30th, 2016|Safety in offices|

PAT testing Office equipment As a PAT testing company we specialise in low risk environments, namely offices. IT equipment is relatively easy to inspect and test to check it is safe; many electrical appliances don't ever need a test (they will need inspecting though), and many more will only need an inspection for the [...]

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July 2016

We offer out of hours PAT testing to reduce the chances of disruption

By |2020-02-03T14:58:53+00:00July 1st, 2016|Safety in offices|

Reduce the chances of disruption with out of hours PAT testing PAT Testing when you're off work - out of hours PAT Testing at weekends or overnight; when you're not there actually makes the job easier for us, and reduces disruption for you, which is why we offer out of hours work as standard. PAT Testing when you're off [...]

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February 2014

PAT Testing IT Equipment

By |2020-02-04T21:03:20+00:00February 27th, 2014|PAT Testing Info, Safety in offices|

PAT Testing is a process for ensuring electrical portable appliances are safe to be used; office equipment, also known as IT equipment such as computers, monitors and printers require regular portable appliance tests to ensure they remain safe for use; you may think there is a low risk in your office but how many people sit at their seats [...]

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June 2013

PAT Testing computers

By |2020-02-04T21:03:58+00:00June 29th, 2013|Safety in offices|

PAT Testing Computers If you need computers PAT Testing you're in the right place PAT Testing computers is what we do more than anything else; we test thousands of computers every year, so if you need your computers PAT Testing then look no further, you've found what you need.  We specialise in PAT testing [...]

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PAT Testing a computer monitor

By |2020-02-03T15:07:19+00:00June 12th, 2013|Safety in offices|

We are not a training company and this article although entitled 'how to PAT test a computer' is not intended to provide training or to educate in how to carry out a portable appliance test on a computer. We recommend that you arrange for us or another company to carry out PAT testing for you, or you complete a [...]

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