At work your computer sits on your desk and never moves – it’s as safe as houses; excuse the pun. The chances of a fault developing are slim. However, the day you packed up your PC and put it in the boot of your car with a bunch of cables screwed up in a ball in your bag, then drove home over the speed bumps and pot holes you increased the risk of a fault.
Then when you got home you carried it all in and set it up on your makeshift desk in the spare room or kitchen, and plugged it all in to an old extension lead you had spare in the garage, and got to work.
But had that extension lead ever been tested? Probably not, does it even have a surge protector? Did you do a visual inspection before plugging in your PC and screen? Unlikely.
When you drove home and hit the pot hole, or speed hump sending a shudder through the car and your CPU bounced what damage was caused? Without testing you’re not going to know.
How safe is your PC now? Could be no different, or it could be a ticking time bomb.
If it is safe to do so get a local PAT testing company out to test your computer and leads – perhaps mention this to your employer. Use our member directory to find a member company in your area.