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Articles related to electrical equipment safety tips mainly around portable appliance testing in schools

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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February 2019

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

By |2020-01-25T06:59:06+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Safety tips, Schools|

Please don't use these electric socket covers How many sockets in your school, nursery or home have those little flat white 'covers' stuck in them? Parents and teachers plug them in to electric sockets because they think they'll make the socket safer to children. However, in reality - they're actually really dangerous, pose a [...]

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July 2017

6 Electrical safety tips for children

By |2020-01-20T20:18:11+00:00July 1st, 2017|Schools|

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 [...]

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June 2016

Get your school PAT tested during the school holidays

By |2020-01-23T15:25:07+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Schools|

  It's not too late to arrange the PAT Testing at your school for the summer holidays; we still have some space for you, but hurry - we can't guarantee the space for long. The school holidays are the best time to get portable appliances tested; it's easier for us to do our job and we find that less [...]

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Frequency of PAT testing in schools

By |2020-02-24T22:23:49+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Schools|

Frequency of PAT Testing in Schools What is the recommended frequency of PAT testing in schools? If you go by current guidance the frequency of pat testing in schools is annual however when you break this down you can utilise a risk assessment to increase the period between tests in most locations, saving the school quite [...]

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