How to choose the right socket tester: Industrial socket testers

How to choose the right socket tester: Industrial socket testers

When properly specified, socket testers provide a fast and effective solution to identifying potentially unsafe installation and wiring faults, particularly prior to installing new plant and equipment. Clearly, socket testers are not an alternative to the formal...
PAT Testing: Your essential equipment checks

PAT Testing: Your essential equipment checks

Twenty-five percent of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. It’s no surprise then, that in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989), any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury must be maintained in a...
Five pieces of test equipment to keep you safe in 2023

Five pieces of test equipment to keep you safe in 2023

The beginning of a new year is a good time to reassess what’s in your toolkit and check you have everything ready for the year ahead. For anyone who works with electricity, test equipment is a priority and in this article, we look at five pieces of kit designed to...
Are you ready for the big switch?

Are you ready for the big switch?

IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition: BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 What does the 2nd Amendment mean for you?  With Amendment 1 to the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition: BS 7671 being withdrawn on 27th September 2022, it is vital that any new work from this date must conform...
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...