February 2014

  1. NHS approves Martindale Standard Tester

    The Martindale VI137002 voltage tester has been approved by the NHS as a standard tester for its Estates and Facilities Division, according to Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 06-02: Electrical safety guidance for low voltage systems. The document’s purpose is to encourage best practice guidance for the safe systems of work and safety procedures for operation and management of low voltage AC electrical installations up to 1,000V in healthcare premises.  Continue reading →
  2. Suspended Sentence for Illegal Gas Fitter

    A Suffolk plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Lowestoft. Barry Goodge, 59, from Oulton Broad, attempted to repair a faulty boiler at a home on London Road South on 28 June 2013, despite not being registered with Gas Safe – a legal requirement in the UK. Continue reading →
  3. Power Quality Analysis is now more Affordable

    Three-phase power quality analysis has never been more affordable with the launch of the Fluke 1730 energy logger, which is 25 percent cheaper than earlier models. Three-phase AC electrical supply has a number of advantages over single-phase as the phase currents cancel each other out, allowing reduced neutral wire size in the case of star wiring or to eliminate it altogether in the case of delta wiring. Continue reading →
  4. Pat Man pats PASS on the Back

    Newly-acquired PAT contractor Pat Man UK has given a thumbs up to PASS Ltd, the independent test equipment expert, for the quality of its advice when upgrading to the latest test equipment. Continue reading →
  5. Give your Thermal Imaging some Va Va Voom!

    So you have thermal imaging camera, but did you know that if you splash out upwards of £60,000 on a Mercedes Benz S-Class you get one thrown in? OK, so it might not be much use if you want to inspect an electrical power distribution switchboard or if you want to measure the heat of pipework and header tanks in a process environment, but it will make a great impression when you visit customers. Continue reading →
  6. Product Recalls emphasise the Importance of Testing

    In May last year, we reported how the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) was pushing for harsher penalties on companies who do not reinforce electrical product recall policies. After carrying out research into recalled products the ESC found that typically only 10-20 percent of recalled electrical goods are actually ever returned. Continue reading →
  7. SWIGA recognises NAPIT for Solid Wall Insulation

    With a hat-trick of announcements from NAPIT, the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) has now recognised the competence body for its quality and surveillance framework. Continue reading →
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