Category: DIY


What is the Purpose of Earthing an Electrical Installation?

In almost every electrical installation made, earthing is used. The earthing system, also known as the grounding system, is a circuit connecting parts of the electrical system to the ground. The earthing system thus regulates the conductors with respect to the earth’s conducting surface. Hence, the term, ‘earthing’ is also quite appropriate and indicative. Why …


How Often Should I Test my Portable Appliance?

Portable appliance testing commonly known as PAT is used to describe the examination of electrical appliance checking that they are still safe to use. These tests include visual examination and then on to testing which may discover possible faults that cannot be identified by just simply looking at the appliance. The methods of testing are dependent …


You’re in for a Shock without Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Electricity enables us to work in the first place, powering our homes and businesses so that we can keep connected. It powers our computers, our life-saving medical devices, our air conditioners and our refrigerators as well as many other appliances, and when there is a power failure, without a generator, all activity comes to a standstill. …