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PAT fail – Split in cable

Split in cable

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This is far more common that you might think as we see splits in cables very regularly. The most common industry types for this fault is the construction industry, as they are used near heavy, moving, spinning equipment and are much more susceptible to damage. However offices are more prone that you expect with cables on the floor being tripped on (we also offer cable management solutions to help prevent this), chairs going over cables and over-stretching the cables to get the electrical item in a place that best works to name a few. It is very easy to split a cable (or commonly called wires or flex), so please don’t just assume that your cables are safe, and between PAT testing schedules visually check your work equipment and cables. If there is anything you are unsure of please contact us.

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