Free PAT guide
Seaward Electronic Ltd has updated its popular free guide to portable appliance testing (PAT) in line with the new IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
Seaward’s full colour, 40 page Guide to Portable Appliance Testing provides essential reading for all those with a responsibility for ensuring the safe operation of electrical equipment in the workplace, as well as those involved in conducting tests or providing PAT services.
The updated version of the guide takes into account fundamental changes to the latest IET advice on PAT testing. These include the introduction of alternative or substitute leakage tests as well as the recommendation to perform RCD tests on power cords, extension leads and adapters which incorporate RCDs.
The responsibilities of employers, manufacturers, importers, hirers and maintainers are each considered in the booklet, with full reference to the legal requirements to test and the implications of the Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR 1989).
Testing standards and the various types of electrical safety tests required are included, alongside step-by-step guidance for testing different Class I, Class II and Class III electrical equipment.
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