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Fixed electrical appliances – is a PAT Tester supposed to test them?

Fixed Electrical Appliances - who should be testing them? Fixed Electrical Appliances - who should be testing them? Is a PAT tester supposed to test fixed appliances? No. Is an electrician supposed to test fixed appliances? No. So who is meant to test fixed appliances? Someone competent to do so. A PAT tester is supposed to check portable appliances (PAT) to make sure they are safe. A portable appliance has a plug. [...]

2021-09-13T08:40:56+00:00June 14th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on Fixed electrical appliances – is a PAT Tester supposed to test them?

It’s time to start PAT testing again

The HSE expects businesses to resume testing of their equipment following Covid restrictions. In early April (2021) the Health and Safety Executive updated their guidance for "thorough examination and testing of equipment", which includes electrical equipment, and we, the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association, agree with them completely. The HSE have stated that during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses may have found it difficult to carry out their [...]

2024-04-28T18:34:37+00:00April 25th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on It’s time to start PAT testing again

PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown

PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown Guidance Note 01/2021 Guidance Note for PATTA Members, Duty Holders and the Public  PATTA is the trade organisation for PAT Testing Companies in the UK and we represent the interests of all of our members and others in the PAT Testing Industry. PATTA members might be wondering whether or not it is possible for them to continue working [...]

2024-04-28T18:31:00+00:00January 9th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown

Class 2 (Functional Earth) – also referred to as Class 2FE

Class 2 (Functional Earth) – also referred to as Class 2FE If you’ve just started to read the new Code of Practice from the IET, you might have noticed a slight change in the way that equipment is classified – previously we’ve considered mains powered electrical equipment to be Class 1 (if it has an earth connection) or Class 2 (if it has double or reinforced insulation.) Some equipment has required an earth [...]

2020-09-19T07:29:22+00:00September 19th, 2020|Code of Practice 5|Comments Off on Class 2 (Functional Earth) – also referred to as Class 2FE

What Exactly Should We Be Able to Test? Guidance Note 03/2020

Scope of the New Code of Practice – What Exactly Should We Be Able to Test? Guidance Note 03/2020 Guidance Note for PATTA Members, Duty Holders and the Public What Exactly Should We Be Able to Test? We’ve been contacted by a few people recently with queries about what items you should check if you carry out PAT Testing. There are a lot of conflicting opinions around at the moment, and [...]

2021-03-10T17:20:26+00:00September 18th, 2020|Code of Practice 5|Comments Off on What Exactly Should We Be Able to Test? Guidance Note 03/2020

The new Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment –  5th Edition (2020).

The new Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment –  5th Edition (2020). You might have heard that there is a new Code of Practice (CoP) from the IET – this is quite a big deal for people in the PAT Testing Industry, as it sets out standards and procedures that people will follow when carrying out their work. PATTA was very happy to be asked to [...]

2021-01-09T17:41:24+00:00September 14th, 2020|Code of Practice 5|Comments Off on The new Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment –  5th Edition (2020).

The all-new Code of Practice for PAT testing

The NEW 5th Edition of the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment The 5th Edition has been written by author, James Eade; the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association has been involved directly in the writing of it.  Having a representative for the industry on the panel at every meeting and discussion along the way has ensured that the new book has been written with the PAT tester in mind.  [...]

2020-08-14T06:26:58+00:00August 14th, 2020|PATTA Info and News|Comments Off on The all-new Code of Practice for PAT testing

ISO9001 Certification for a Safety Testing Company

ISO9001 Certification for a Safety Testing Company This article is brought to you by our member FTS Safety Solutions who are certificated to ISO 9001, which is the international standard for a Quality Management System (QMS). For a company to be certified to ISO9001 standard, they must follow the requirements set out in the standard. This standard is used by organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide in their capacity, services and [...]

2020-07-06T17:32:32+00:00July 6th, 2020|Business Guidance|Comments Off on ISO9001 Certification for a Safety Testing Company

Working from home, safely, during the lockdown

A guide to staying safe at home, whilst at work So, most of us are now working from home while we adapt to the impact Covid-19 is having on our lives. We have new routines, or no routine and we're trying to work whilst the kids run riot and the dogs wants to be on our lap - we're all adjusting to new ways of working such as having our meetings on the [...]

2020-04-25T11:08:10+00:00April 25th, 2020|Guidance|Comments Off on Working from home, safely, during the lockdown

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update from PATTA

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update from PATTA Without a doubt, we are living through unprecedented times, with much uncertainty in the business world. As you know, PATTA is the trade organisation for PAT Testing Companies in the UK and we represent the interests of all of our members and others in the PAT Testing Industry. If you have PAT Testing booked to be carried out in the next few weeks you may be thinking [...]

2020-03-21T20:35:11+00:00March 21st, 2020|PATTA Info and News|Comments Off on Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update from PATTA
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