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The Dreaded Risk Assessment

The Dreaded Risk Assessment

Now I have you attention! Let’s talk about a subject few people want to when it comes to their Portable Appliance Testing, the risk assessment & frequency of test. This part of PAT seems to be brushed over by many and in my book (the 5th Edition of the IET Code of...
Lockdown, Train Up

Lockdown, Train Up

The world is changing at a faster pace than many of us have ever experienced before and we are all having to adapt. Here at Instrotech we’re no different and we’re pleased to announce that our most popular training courses are now being taught remotely via video...
Choosing a PAT Testing System

Choosing a PAT Testing System

If you have a medium to large number of appliances to test (e.g. upwards of several hundred), or are thinking of adding PAT testing to your portfolio of services, then a PAT testing system could well be worth investing in. Here we’ll define a system as a downloading...
The Importance of Microwave Leakage Testing

The Importance of Microwave Leakage Testing

When the PAT testing Code of Practice was updated in November 2012, the microwave leakage test was removed. The first reason for removal was because it was felt that PAT applied to the electrical safety of an appliance, whereas the microwave leakage test is secondary...