Product Recall

UK Product Recalls up 20% Product recalls have reached a record high of 230 over the last year, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year, according to annual research by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP. Consumer goods saw the biggest increase from 91 cases in 2006-07 to 120 during 2007-08. 40% of the consumer…

Halifax Home Document

Halifax Home Insurance concerns over electrical safety. Halifax Home Insurance is warning of the importance of electrical safety following recent a survey showing that one-in-four second-hand electrical goods failed a standard safety check. On average, 2,500 people are being killed or injured every year in electrical fires and Halifax Home Insurance confirmed that one fifth…

Fire Chiefs Warning

FIRE chiefs are warning households of a potential fire risk on certain models of Beko fridge freezers. London Fire Brigade believe that a faulty defrost timer on Beko fridge freezers could have been responsible for up to 20 fires in London alone. Figures show that one person has been killed and 15 people have been…

4th Edition

The new 4th Edition of the Code of Practice is due to be published in November 2012. This new edition has been written to take account of the L�fstedt report. As part of the Government’s plans to reform the health and safety system, an independent review of the health and safety legislation was carried out…

18th edition

The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations August 7, 2013 by Zsolt Cseszak The 18th Edition stands for the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations published by the IET. At this point it is not clear when the new regulations will be published. According to some unconfirmed rumours it will be sometimes in 2019. At…

Pat Testing

New Technology to Solve Earth Continuity Issues There has been much debating over the years about the most appropriate test current to check the integrity of the protective earthing conductor on electrical appliances. Up until recently a higher test current of between 10A and 25A was most usual as it was thought that it was…

Focus On Visual Inspection

Focus on: Visual Inspection This week we’re looking at the visual inspection, not the user inspection but the Formal Visual Inspection carried out by PAT Technicians on appliances. A Formal Visual Inspection should only be performed by a competent person. This usually means someone who has undertaken training in PAT testing and gained a certificate…

Pat Testing FAQS

HSE & electrical safety Electrical injuries Simple precautions Standards and codes of practice Electrical safety FAQs Electricity in potentially explosive atmospheres FAQs Resources Related content ESQCR incidents Construction industry Agriculture Offshore division Chemical industries Quarries RIDDOR Statistics What’s new PAT – Portable appliance testing FAQs There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT)…