Choosing the right Socket Tester

Choosing the right Socket Tester

All socket testers check that the earth, live and neutral are the right way round (called polarity testing). Some offer added features – they may include a buzzer in addition to LEDs to indicate a good socket or they may show a combination of indicators to identify...
Be confident in your test results

Be confident in your test results

Smaller, lighter and with new options for calibration checking test equipment, Martindale’s PDSX proving units not only give your confidence in safety critical voltage measurements, they can also be used to validate the performance of 18th Edition multifunction...
How safe is your workplace?

How safe is your workplace?

While the 5th Edition of the Code of Practice emphasises the need for risk assessment, partly to reduce unnecessary testing, it still requires that PAT testing be done by a competent person, but what does that mean? “A person possessing sufficient technical knowledge...
PAT Testing Code of Practice

PAT Testing Code of Practice

PAT testing is an expected part of every employer’s safety environment. Visual inspection of electrical appliances, on its own, is not enough to determine the item you are working on is safe to use. Guidance encompasses all electrical equipment including portable and...
Portable Appliance Testing – Getting it right

Portable Appliance Testing – Getting it right

While the 5th Edition of the IET Code of Practice emphasises the need for risk assessment, partly to reduce unnecessary testing, it still requires that Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) be carried out by a competent person but what does that mean in real terms? The...

Martindale Electric sets the tone with their Sound Level Meter

The HSE 2005 Control of Noise at Work Regulations define the limits of noise levels to which employees can be exposed to. Employers now have the responsibility to ensure noise exposure and level limits are monitored and kept to a minimum. This also includes workplaces...
A Testing Challenge

A Testing Challenge

Earth loop measurements are essential in verifying the safety of electrical installations. However, the subject is plagued with misconceptions and misleading claims from test equipment manufacturers. Getting it right requires an understanding of the methods used and...
Our tools for Smart Metering

Our tools for Smart Metering

Smart meters are the fairly new generation of gas and electric meters, which will replace traditional meters in our homes. Smart meters take regular readings and share these wirelessly, through a secure network, with your energy supplier. Currently, there are over...