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The summer is here | PAT Testing the summer away….

So here we are in the middle of summer, I think we have done well with the weather so far this year. We have continued to train customers at their site in how to PAT test, we have been all over England, Wales and Scotland. We love teaching people how to PAT test. We...

TTS PAT Manager V3

Just a quick note to say we have launched TTS PAT Manager V3. It is now compatible with: Windows XP. Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. This is now in the learning zone and YOUR serial key is in YOUR folder on the learning zone. We hope you like the new features...

Dangerous adapters again…

I have been training a company this week and we have come across this dangerous adapter: This adapter is quite frankly dangerous and completely unnecessary. If you plug this adapter into any appliance with a cloverleaf socket (this will be an appliance that needs and...

PAT Adapters 110V, 230V and 415V

I had a call this week from a past candidate that had purchased some PAT adapters for 415V and assumed the adapter was wired incorrectly. This I thought would be a good blog entry in case anyone else is wondering why their adapter looks like it might be wired wrong....

We are moving offices

From the 1st March 2014 we are moving offices, we are to remain in Swindon and we are not even moving that far (3 streets to be precise). The new offices have the benefit of an inbuilt training room for small courses and we will also have a conference centre that can...

Who can PAT test?

I often get asked who can PAT test? Do you have to be an electrician? What previous experience / knowledge do i need? The answer is always the same, just about anyone in theory can do PAT testing. Here is what the HSE days: “The person doing testing work needs to be...

How many items can you PAT test?

Last week we were conducting a PAT testing course for a secondary school, they had 1,800 students, lots of staff and 9,000 items that required PAT testing. This led to the question, how many items can you PAT test? We were there to train staff on testing things as a...

New logo and quick refresh..

Just a quick note to say we have a new logo and we have had a quick refresh on the website. The site should....run a lot smoother and play nicer with different bowers. If you have any comments please drop me an email. Thanks...

End of the year 2013…

Well here we are at the end of 2013, today we are conducting our last PAT testing course of 2013 in Luton, London. It has been a very successful year for TTS Training Services Ltd and we would like to thank all our customers and suppliers that have supported us...

How to NULL an earth lead on a Martindale HPAT500

I have had a few questions recently about how you NULL an earth lead on a Martindale HPAT tester. Interestingly it is missing from the manual? So here is the instructions...... [From Martindale] Occasionally the HPAT500 may call for the earth test lead to be nulled...

TTS PAT Calculator now on Apple and Android

Come and get your apps.....   Apple People Android People   Our TTS PAT Calculator is now available for both Apple and Android. To download either click the Apple iTunes icon or the Android icon and you will be taken to the appropriate app store. This is...

Overloading Extension Leads | PAT Testing

We all use extension leads and this in its own right is not a problem. The issues come into play when people start overloading extension leads. The "ordinary person" usually just sees various sockets and do not necessarily understand what they can and can't put into...

PAT Testing Calculator on Apple iOS

We have launched our very own app on the Apple app store, a PAT testing calculator. The app allows those conducting PAT testing to use a simple lead resistance calculator from their Apple device. We also have a free calculator on our website but we were asked to...

Martindale’s New PAT Testing Handbook

So  Martindale has got a new PAT testing guide, there are quite a few of these out and about and as a distributor for Martindale I thought I would write a quick review. I have to say it is very good, they have brought this up to date to 4th edition and the...

HSE fines (Electrical Jan – Apr 2013)

Hi, We should do PAT testing because we are responsible employers/employees but unfortunately quite often businesses do it because they have been made to do it. It is a very rare day when we turn up to conduct a course and the company has been looking forward to doing...

Sorry its been so long!

Hi, Sorry it has been so long! We have been working flat out around the UK providing PAT testing courses to businesses. Historically July/August is the quiet time for training companies, schools are off, that means parents are off and people go on holiday. This year...