For some time now electrical appliances and gadgets have played a very crucial role in our lives. As a result of advances in the technology used in this equipment we find that they have made carrying out certain things a lot more efficient and of course a lot easier. But there are hidden dangers and so having them checked regularly using electric safety testing devices is recommended.
Certainly it is important that you carry out regular visual inspections of all the wires that connect your appliances to the mains electrical supply. If you notice any of these have become damaged or frayed then you should be considering disconnecting them from the mains power supply. Once this has been done then you should be looking to replace what is damaged.
The other way of determining if the equipment is still safe to operate is to use a PAT tester. These are hand held electric safety testing devices that you can purchase locally or online. There are several different makes and models available and all come with a variety of different features. Which one you choose of course depends on the kinds of electrical equipment that needs testing along with how much you can afford to spend.
However the type of PAT tester you should be choosing is one that carries out earth bond testing as well as 550v insulation testing. Those with these types of features will immediately provide you with a warning if the electrical equipment is going to cause harm because it isn’t earthed correctly or the insulation of the equipment has deteriorated.
Also another thing you need to consider is how the information will be recorded once the tests are carried out. Traditionally when it came to electric safety testing devices results would be written into a book. However quite a few of these machines have the ability to record the information then allow you to download it on to a computer. These are much more efficient but do cost more to buy.