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What is PAT Testing: A Comprehensive Guide by Sussex Facilities Management

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What is PAT testing? In today’s fast-paced world, where technology plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, ensuring the safety of electrical appliances is of utmost importance. This is where PAT testing comes into play. In this blog, we will look into the intricacies of PAT testing, exploring its significance, the process involved, and […]

Foreign Plug Adapter Advice

Foreign plug adapter | A safe plug adapter with a fuse.

When using a foreign plug adapter, keeping safety in mind is important. Whilst they can be very handy when abroad or when using foreign equipment here in the UK, there are some really key things to remember to ensure that you are using it safely! In today’s blog, we will explore some of the dos […]

Electric Car Charger Installation – Do Your Best for the Planet in 2023!

Electric car charger installation | Black car charging points

In this modern world, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they help to cut down on dangerous emissions, but their quiet operation means that our towns and cities are becoming a little bit more peaceful! Electric car charger installation is ramping up across the world! One of the main things that concern […]

New Year 2023: Are You PAT Tested?

PAT Tested | Extension lead with many plugs, causing a hazard

Happy new year from all of us here at Sussex Facilities Management! Now that we are all beginning to return to work after a well-earned break, it’s a great time to think about when your business was last PAT tested. PAT testing is an efficient way to ensure that you’re meeting your legal obligations and […]

Is your workplace safe?

Is your workplace safe

Is your work environment safe? What is a safe working environment? If you look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs safety is second of the first two basic needs – and covered under safety is: environment safety, access to employment and the basic fundamentals that make life liveable. This basic requirement is very likely to be […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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We hope you have had a great 2018, we have and we wish you all a great Christmas and fantastic 2019. Just remember if you can plug it in, it needs PAT testing

Cable Management and Testing

Cable Management and Testing

Have you ever looked at your office as a customer entering? did you think those cables on show don’t provide the professional look that represents your business?  If this is something you have noticed in your office/workshop and you don’t know what to do, what options there are, don’t want the expense of all new […]

Keeping PAT Testing Costs Down

Keeping PAT Testing Costs Down

How can I ensure my PAT testing is not too expensive? There are a few ways that we will look at: Have a look at what items you keep for spares or for just in case… It is surprising how many IEC leads (Kettle leads) are kept for spares – Look at what you realistically […]

Are Your Cables Up To UK Standards?

Are Your Cables Up To UK Standards

Plugs/cables not to current (or UK) standards This is where the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ rings very true… We have seen a large number of IEC leads (kettle leads) that have the earth pin sheathed, which prevents the lead taking any fault from an item through to the socket earth, as the […]

Are you using the correct plug adapter?

the correct plug adapter

Plug adapter to work with UK sockets With companies becoming ever more global with their products, services and employees, there is now more equipment in the workplace that needs to operate with differing countries socket types. To get around this you can buy a plug adapter to use in UK and/or for abroad, a quick […]