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PAT Testing News Round-Up - Issue 15
22nd August 2012

Issue 15 of our PAT Testing News Round-Up - A bulletin that contains the latest PAT Testing news has now been published.


To mark its 30th anniversary, electrical test specialist Seaward is holding its own ‘Best of British’ celebration with a special PAT promotion. For a limited period only, the Seaward PAT Celebration will giveaway a host of free PAT accessories alongside every PrimeTest 50 or PrimeTest 100 sold...
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ECA urges better understanding of risk-based approach to PAT

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) warns that poor interpretation of HSE guidance on Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) could result in a drop in electrical safety standards in the workplace...
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HSE fines lighting supplier for unsafe electrics

A Keighley lighting supplier has been fined for subjecting its staff to ‘appalling’ working conditions and exposing them to risks from defective electrics and welding fumes...
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RIDDOR changes proposed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify how businesses comply with the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (as amended) (RIDDOR ’95)...
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PAT Q&A – Class II appliances

Q: I am looking for some clarification on class II equipment. When testing, for example, a convector heater that has a partly metal frame, the earth probe is connected to the metal...
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