PAT Testers

  1. Martindale Answers Common PAT Testing Questions

    Martindale's logo sits on a black background at the top-left of the image. Beneath it, white text reads 'Martindale Outlines the Requirements for PAT Testing'. On the right, a Martindale PAT tester shows a PASS result. In recent blog posts, Martindale Electric’s Steve Dunning and Paul Wilson outline PAT testing and training requirements. In doing so, they have answered many common PAT testing FAQs. This blog summarises the information presented by Dunning and Wilson.[1]   Continue reading →
  2. Avoid These 9 Common PAT Testing Mistakes

    Even seasoned professionals with years of experience testing portable appliances are liable to make the occasional PAT testing mistake. Using Martindale’s guide to Basic PAT Testing Mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of nine common PAT testing mistakes to avoid.[1] Continue reading →
  3. Seaward Apollo+ Is More Than Just a PAT Tester

    On the left of the image some hands are holding a Seaward Apollo+ PAT Tester, fire extinguishers are in the background. In the middle of the image a column of interconnected hexagons house images of (from top to bottom) an emergency exit, forklift, and a man with a ladder. On the right of the image, white text on a red background reads 'The Apollo will streamline your PPM safety checks and risk assessment processes... ...it's so much more than a PAT tester'. Underneath the text there is a Seaward logo. Seaward’s Apollo 500+ and Apollo 600+ are 5th Edition compliant, downloadable PAT testers. In addition to a comprehensive selection of electrical tests and practical, ergonomic features such as an extensive memory, full QWERTY keyboard, and colour HD display, these market-leading models also include safety checks and risk assessments for streamlining your Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) routines. Continue reading →
  4. Should I PAT Test Christmas Lights?

    Please note that this blog was originally published on the 2nd October 2016. It was updated on the 2nd December 2021. Man stood in front of a Christmas tree holding tangled Christmas lights  and looking confused. This year, like last year, Christmas lights are sorely needed to brighten up our workplaces and homes (which, as we know, for many people have also doubled as offices). So, please don’t miss out on bringing festive cheer to your workspace for fear that your Christmas lights may be unsafe. Continue reading →
  5. What do you need to know about the 5th Edition?

    In September last year, the new Code of Practice (5th edition) for inspection and testing of electrical appliances was released by the IET. It provides full guidance on the standards that are required for electrical appliance safety, along with advice on determining whether electrical equipment is fit for continued use. Continue reading →
  6. Seaward Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary with Special Offer

    Apollo 500+ and Seaward PATGuard 3 Software on the right of the image. On the left the text reads "PASS 20th Anniversary Offer Free Seaward PATGuard Software with Apollo 500+ & 600+". The whole image has a red background. This year PASS Ltd turns 20! We started as a distributor of PAT testers; now, we boast an eclectic portfolio of thermal cameras, tools, and test equipment supported by calibration and training services. One of the first manufacturers to see our potential and partner with us was fellow local company Seaward. In 2002 we secured a contract to sell Seaward’s PAT testers; today, we are a leading UK supplier of Seaward PAT testers and test equipment, as well as an approved Seaward service centre. To celebrate our 20th anniversary and long-lasting, profitable relationship, Seaward are offering our customers a FREE year’s subscription to their PATGuard 3 Software with every Apollo 500+ and Apollo 600+ PAT Tester (limited time only). Continue reading →
  7. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: TECC

    TECC, The Electrical Compliance Collective Ltd, is a specialist electrical contracting business using Seaward test equipment to standardise company-wide testing protocols with a view to facilitating a nationwide expansion. Continue reading →
  8. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: Oxfordshire City Council

    Oxfordshire City Council commissions ODS (Oxford Direct Services) to maintain council properties including 7000 residential homes, as well as parks and streets across the county. To fulfil such an important, varied, and large-scale contract, ODS employ a team of over 200 builders, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled tradesmen to conduct maintenance and repair work. Staff use company equipment, therefore, to ensure their safety ODS has implemented a preventive maintenance program. As part of this program, Seaward equipment, such as the Apollo 600+ with PATGuard 3 Software, is used to check the electrical safety of company equipment including drills, portable lighting, vacuum cleaners, heaters, compressors, and batteries.   Continue reading →
  9. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: London Underground

    London Underground is one of the world’s largest underground passenger railway networks operating a system of 11 train lines, 270 stations, and 250 miles of track covering Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Essex. Serving over five million passengers a day, London Underground must ensure all its in-service items meet electrical safety requirements. They have been a long-time user of Seaward’s PAT testing equipment and currently employ 12 Seaward Apollo 600+ PAT Testers with PATGuard 3 Testing Software to verify tens of thousands of items across 500 sites. Continue reading →
  10. Seaward Supporting the NHS

    These are unprecedented times we live in and all of us at PASS Ltd and Seaward are very thankful for all of the hard work provided by our key workers, especially the NHS. To show their appreciation for the NHS, Seaward is donating to the NHS charity for every PrimeTest or Apollo PAT tester bought and registered between the 1st...
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