PAT testing

  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. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: London Underground

    London Underground is one of the world’s largest underground passenger railway networks. It operates 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 →
  8. Megger Launches New PAT100 Series PAT Testers

    Popular electrical test equipment manufacturer Megger has just released their brand new PAT testing range, the PAT120 and PAT150. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
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