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PAT Testing News Round-Up - Issue 10
26th March 2012

Issue 10 of our PAT Testing News Round-Up - A bulletin that contains the latest PAT Testing news has now been published.

Electric shock leads to HSE fine

A Hertfordshire contracting company and its managing director have been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker received an electric shock from a live junction box during poorly planned maintenance work in London...
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ESC reminds landlords of their responsibilities

As the number of people becoming landlords soars, with 13% of UK adults considering leasing out a property in the near future, research from the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has found that misunderstandings between landlords and tenants...
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Chief Fire Officers recognise fire risk from faulty electrics

In association with the Chief Fire Officers Association, and after an investigation by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service into the frequency of fires originating at the electrical intake position in (mostly) residential properties, a safety proposal was put forward by the Electrical Safety Council...
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HSE e-bulletin service

The HSE has set up a new e-news service to help everyone keep up to date with what’s happening in the health and safety world. The service can be tailored to suit your needs and interests – including those involved in electrical safety – and is completely free...
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Leakage testing Q&A

Q.I had a situation with a washing machine where the substitute leakage test gave 4mA, ie: a fail. So I repeated the test as a differential test by using a mains supply into the tester. This gave 1.8mA, which is OK. As it was a newish machine with electronic controls, inc On/Off, I presumed it is the RFI filtering on the incoming mains causing the leakage, thus the machine is OK. Is my presumption a safe one and is my process of only using the differential test if the substitute test fails a safe one?...
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Saudi highlights electrical safety problems

Interesting comments from Saudi Arabia. At the opening of a symposium for electrical safety experts in Riyadh a government spokesman highlighted the cost of failure of implementing electrical safety standards...
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