pat testing

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    Other Electrical Equipment Testing (PAT) Technician needed

    Ideally based around Beds, MK, Oxford area. Looking for someone who has attention to detail, experience and willingness to train in other skills (EM Lighting, FE maintenance, Thermal imaging). 3 month probation period, all equipment supplied. Travel allowance included as use of your own vehicle...
  2. L

    What tester /printer etc would you buy for PAT testing ?

    I never got into it at all ! But ...have been offered the chance to carry out some testing that would make it worth me buying a nice kit . I want to be FAST so pref have a printer for the stickers and to do all the paperwork via a ipad etc . so some form of template software . Happy to buy...
  3. S

    PAT testing Fire Alarm control Panel?

    As (I believe) PAT testing includes fixed equipment connected to the electrical installation by an FCU (eg hand driers, built in ovens etc.) I have been trying to figure out if a Fire Alarm control Panel should be PAT tested and if so by who. Has this subject been addressed before? Does anyone...
  4. D

    Full time electrician wanted

    We are looking for a qualified electrician starting immediately to operate between Hartlepool, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Durham, and surrounding areas. We are constantly growing within the industry. Apply to be considered. Duties and Responsibilities: • Carrying out PAT testing, and...
  5. Bob Geldoff1234

    PAT testing certificate?

    After PAT testing appliances,do you have to issue a certificate additional to sticking the labels on? If so where are these certificates because there aren't any on my NIC portal. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. M

    110v pat testing

    I need to learn more about testing 110v stuff. Can only find one Seaward video on YouTube about testing a transformer! Any other sources? For example - how to test 110v extension leads etc.
  7. M

    Cable reels pat testing

    Found two 25m cable reel extensions on a pat test yesterday with no RCDs should they be automatically taken out of service. They were at least 10 years old. The 5th addition says up to 15m max?
  8. M

    Fridge Fails Class 1 Test

    Just started PAT testing and trying to understand why stuff fails. Recently had a large fridge fail. The cable was scuffed with a slice of the flex missing so the yellow wire was visible but not the copper. The readings on the tester were 0.6 plus in various places. Could it just mean the cpc is...
  9. B

    What comes under PAT testing...............?

    Since my father-in-law passed away recently we've been renting out his house and had Gas Safety and EICT testing done. There are no 'portable appliances' as such, but an oven and hob and extractor hood are provided in the kitchen plus an electric shower and fan in the ensuite plus an immersion...
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    "Budget" DIY'er insulation tester recommendations

    I have an SWA cable running from the CU to the garden that the previous owners had fitted, but no longer worked when I moved in a few years ago, that I want to reinstate. The cable itself runs from the kitchen where the CU is and is then buried under the floor, under the utility room and shower...
  11. A

    Garage board

    Hi. When certifying a small 2 way garage board. Do I carry out ze at the origin of supply or should I record a zs db reading in the garage? Same question regarding the fault current and short circuit current aswell should it be taken from garage or origin of supply?
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    Electricians Mate Looking for volunteer 2 days Thursday and Friday

    I completed my Level 2 and 3 City & Guilds 2330 in Electrical Installations and 18 édition, Pat testing I Trying to get experience . Based in West London . Can you help Will work for experience only Unpaid Electrician mate , Assistant I got ECS card and IPAF I am available 2 days a week...
  13. D

    Medical Equipment Testing????

    Hi I was at a hospital testing and the blood pressure machine only has a AC adapter and iec lead , so why cant you just use a seaward 500 to pat test , why do you need to be medical pat machine? also same for Bed unit , you can get a class 1 test off it , and some are class 2 but both can...
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    Eicr query

    Hello all, my question is regards to a eicr. I have come to a property to do a eicr and have come across the lighting circuit neutrals in single insulated with no earthing. The live have earthing, which are single but the neutrals have none. Would this constitute a c2 or a c3. Thank you in advance
  15. J

    Insulation resistance on modern installations

    On initial verification of new installations I have been having a hard time with insulation resistance. With RCBOs, fixed LED luminaires, intelligent dimmer controls and other sensitive equipment now the norm on almost all installations how do we overcome this and still carry out effective and...
  16. M

    Are we allowed to use 5 amp fuses in 13 amp plugs?

    I work for a charity (Besom) that gets equipment that needs to be PATted. A lot of these come with 5 amp fuses. Please do the regulations allow you to use 5 amp fuses, or are you supposed to change them to 3 amp? Most of these devices are low power & they will run perfectly well on a 3 amp...
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    Testing high level lighting circuits

    Good morning everyone, I have been asked to do the initial verification on a newly completed building. so all the light fittings have been installed, false ceilings have been closed off,..etc. what is your suggestion for testing the lighting circuits?( continuity, IR tests) some of them are at...
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    What are the changes to PAT- new 5th Edition CoP

    Hello, We have a load of PAT testing coming up,... unfortunately. I'm aware that we have now moved from the 4th Edition to the 5th Edition of the code of practice (September). Has much changed?
  19. Moley

    How to replace the Kewtech KT77 date backup battery

    If you have a Kewtech KT77 and its asking you to enter the date and time each time you turn it on it means the backup battery is dead. I've seen sites charging over £60 to replace the battery. It's simple enough to do it yourself. The battery is available online for around £3 or from RS if you...
  20. S

    EIC to local council out of date??

    Hi after Issuing a EIC to a builder for electrical work(New ring and lighting to a kitchen extension,plus a new Ccu,) what would be a reasonable time that the builder should issue the certificate to the local council .He has only just done it but the cert was issued 18 months ago and the council...
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