electrical appliances

Electrical Equipment – EA Technology

EA Technology has unveiled the CableData Collector™, a new piece of equipment which is said to detect Partial Discharge (PD) in live electrical cables before their fail. Read More

Portable Appliance Testing – Martindale Electric

Electrical safety specialist Martindale Electric has released a new book, entitled 'Portable Appliance Testing: an illustrated guide'. Read More

Firm continued to put workers at risk despite warnings

Employees at a Hertfordshire tool-supply company were put at risk of death by electrical equipment that had been neglected over an extended period of time, a court heard. Read More

Judge doesn’t expect firm will ever pay fine for electrocution

A Bristol property development firm has been fined £125,000 after a plumber was electrocuted while installing a washing machine. Read More

Services sector – electrical equipment – Have it down PAT

Jim Wallace highlights the main changes in the new IET Code of Practice for maintaining the safety of electrical equipment in the workplace, and discusses what they mean for the services sector. Read More

Portable appliance testing – Seaward Apollo 600

The latest electrical safety tester from Seaward, the Apollo 600, is equipped with risk-assessment tools to ensure a proportionate response to the inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Read More

HSE uncovered dangerous electrical fittings during site visit

A plastics manufacturer has appeared in court after the HSE found electrical fittings at its production site in Suffolk were in an unsafe condition. Read More

Common-sense approach to portable appliance testing advocated

New guidance on portable appliance testing (PAT) has been published, which reveals UK companies are wasting more than £30 million annually by over-maintaining electrical appliances. Read More

HSE: Don’t waste money on unnecessary PAT tests

The HSE has issued revised guidance on electrical equipment checks and is urging businesses not to be fooled into paying for testing that is not required. Read More

Electrical safety – Portable proving devices

Martindale Electric says its new PD440 and PD430 portable proving devices can test contact voltage detectors up to 450V to ensure test lamps and voltage testers are operating correctly for safe working. Read More

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