School PAT Testing
School PAT Testing

Finally, the summer is upon is. And I don’t just mean the weather. Children and teachers from all over the country are welcoming the start of the summer holidays. But it’s not fun for everyone involved; caretakers and estates managers are about to embark on one of the busiest periods of the year. The traditional […]

Read more
Common PAT Testing Failures
Misrated Fuse

Here are some examples of common PAT testing failures we find to give you an idea of what is deemed safe or not. It is important that the duty holder and end user have a basic knowledge of these items, so that any appliance that becomes unsafe between test periods gets removed from service and/or […]

Read more
PAT Testing for Home Workers
PAT Testing for Home Workers

I’d like to thank everyone at Google for their excellent Google Analytics tool. Not only does it allow you to track visitors to your site in great detail, you can even find out how visitors find your site in the first place, what search engine they came from and what search term they used. Yesterday […]

Read more
Counterfeit Plugs
Counterfeit Plugs

It seems that a suspect batch of counterfeit plugs has entered the UK market. Many of us will have been stung online before with counterfeit goods, either from internet auction sites or other outlets but it’s not the branding that is in question with these items – it seems they have been¬†molded as BS1363 (the […]

Read more
What is a Portable Appliance?

So your PAT testing is due, you’re in the process of getting quotes and you’ve been asked how many items you’ve got that require testing. How do you define what is a portable appliance, what isn’t and what needs testing? A common myth is that the appliance has to be below 18kg in weight – […]

Read more
Cafe PAT Testing
Cafe PAT Testing

Today’s blog post fits in nicely with the PAT testing frequency query that I previously answered. With some businesses, it may initially not be that obvious what category you fall under when trying to decide how often you need to PAT test. A cafe, restaurant, bar or pub would come under several categories depending on […]

Read more
Vending Machine PAT Testing

“We hire our vending machines in our office. Whose responsibility is it to make sure they’re PAT tested?” This is a simple one really – it’s up to the machine owner to ensure that the equipment they provide you is safe. The same applies for all hired appliances, from vending machines & water coolers, to […]

Read more
PAT Testing Frequency

When visiting clients we often get asked the question; “How often does my equipment need PAT testing?” The common misconception is that it needs carrying out once a year. Another is that it doesn’t need carrying out at all! So which is it? Well, neither are true and there are many things to consider before […]

Read more
PAT Testing for Landlords
Electrical Testing for landlords

Many people ask me what their obligations are when it comes to PAT Testing in rental properties. The short answer is that it depends what you are letting with the property – if the property is unfurnished & only contains hard-wired electrics such as lights & plug sockets then there is nothing for you to […]

Read more
PAT Testing Reminder Service

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service available from today on the Peeko website. Having spoken to many people responsible for PAT testing in businesses of various sizes, it’s clear that PAT testing is not the top priority and is easily overlooked. We all have wide-ranging responsibilities and it can be […]

Read more