Fourteen plugs in one socket! Fire Risk Continuing the recent theme of faulty appliances and the associated dangers of fire, we came across a report that faulty or misused electrical equipment caused more than 200 fires in homes in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes last year, leading to 26 injuries. Now Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service… Continue Reading

Earth Leakage – PAT Testing The aim of this page is to clear up some confusion about the earth leakage test – to explain what it is, why you might need to carry it out, and also why, in many cases, the test is NOT necessary. Many PAT Testing machines have the facility to carry… Continue Reading

Sparky Dave is specialists in the field of Pat Test Plymouth and provide a fast, reliable and professional service at great prices to companies, educational institutions, landlords, hotels and many other types of organisations. We also partner with Facilities Management companies and Electrical Contractors who trust us to provide a fully managed service to their clients. Why… Continue Reading

PAT Testing What Regulations apply? Various pieces of legislation applies to work equipment including, but not limited to: The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 What is Portable Appliance Testing? It is the periodic testing of electrical work equipment in order to evidence that it is suitable… Continue Reading

Ratings of commonly used domestic appliances Overloaded Sockets Cause FIRE. The appliance power ratings shown below are indicative only. We’ve used the highest that we could find for popular household appliances. Electrical power is measured in watts, W, a unit of power. Electrical current is measured in amps, A, the rate at which it flows.… Continue Reading

Microwave Leakage Testing We offer Microwave Leakage Testing for FREE as part of our PAT testing service. The latest IET Code of Practice (4th Edition), no longer stipulates that Microwave Leakage Testing be carried out but we believe that it is an integral part of any safety check and so we will continue to offer… Continue Reading

Pat testing service Plymouth Welcome. Providing a Portable Appliance Testing for voluntary sector organisations, community centres, small businesses, housing associations, stall holders, the performing arts, church halls, private landlords, residential care home owners and many others in and around Plymouth Devon, Dave Prout Plymouth Sparky We strive to provide a service for our valued customers,… Continue Reading

WHAT NEEDS TO BE PAT TESTED? Determining what needs to be PAT tested is not as difficult as it sounds. For the purpose of legislation, portable appliances include all equipment that is not part of a fixed installation but is meant to be connected to a fixed installation or generator. Any appliance that uses a… Continue Reading

Fixed Appliance Testing Why you need Fixed Appliance Testing Is your business controlling its electrical risks or is there more you could be doing? Fixed Appliance Testing is an aspect of electrical testing which is frequently neglected by business owners and landlords but it is just as important as PAT Testing. We take it for granted that… Continue Reading