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    Do you do your own PAT testing?

    If so, what tester do you use or recommend?

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    Yep. Labs full of physics kit, theatre lights and IT / AV in classrooms. Fluke 6500, it ain't cheap, but has programmable tests that numpties can use, yet pass levels can be changed to allow for thin/long cables on the fly by competent users.

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    metrel alphapat without a doubt. easiest thing in the world to use!

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    Our site manager does it all with a Fluke 6500

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    We do it in-house and I bought one of these the other year - Seaward Europa Plus PAT Tester great tool just a shame I have to keep reminding the site staff how to work it as its not that hard!

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    we used to but cutting an IT tech means we have outsourced - as paying for the pat testers to come in each year is cheaper then the it tech -and we can cope with all the other work with just 2 of us apart from pat testing as we simply don't have the time now in the holidays.

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    Do you hand write the labels of use an external label printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Do you hand write the labels of use an external label printer?
    Handwrite them due to cost of the test and tag kit, but longer term I aim to get that kit, keeping an eye out on eBay for one One other way is my local graphic place can do me sheets of pre-printed labels with initials, most of the date and re-test dates pre-done on them, so I just fill in the initials of the tester (as theres a few of us that do it), date of test and ID number and re-test date so speeds things up a bit, if your organised and knew you were doing it solid for a week I'd even get them pre-done with your initials and dates etc then its just write the ID number on them and stick them on and go.

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    I don't PAT test...and neither does anyone else here

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    We do it in-house and I bought one of these the other year - Seaward Europa Plus PAT Tester great tool just a shame I have to keep reminding the site staff how to work it as its not that hard!
    Same one we have, damn I hate pat testing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritchardavid View Post
    Same one we have, damn I hate pat testing!
    Snap, I haven't done any all year actually, in-fact I must send the unit off for calibration as its expired.....

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    We do our own PAT testing and we print our own lables too which contains the sentence "property of x school". Works out a lot cheaper than buying labels.

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