Articles in the ‘Plug Top Labels’ Category

Displaying Potential Dangers with Plug top PAT Test Labels

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

In the United Kingdom, PAT tests play a crucial role in the prevention of possible hazards in personal, commercial and industrial environments where electrical appliances are utilized on a daily basis. For someone who doesn’t understand what a PAT test is, it stands for Portable Appliance Test, and basically it is utilized to ensure whether an electrical appliance is safe for its users or servicemen to use, and depending on what the results of the PAT test, it can indicate to its potential user the level of possible risk involved in the use or test of it. PAT test labels are used to display the results of the PAT test, and also are used to display several other types of important information, such as who did the test, when the test was done, and even the next time that the Portable Appliance Test should be used.

There are many different types of PAT test labels, and some come in stickers and ones that can even be wrapped around the cord. Plug top PAT test labels are a very convenient and important part of harm prevention, and play a very specific role for certain types of appliances.

Plug top PAT test labels are like most other PAT test labels, in the way that they display the very important information that is associated with the completion of PAT tests, but they have a very specific and different application than other different types of PAT test labels. Plug top PAT test labels are pretty self explanatory, as they are made to fit on any sort of plug top found on a variety of electrical appliances, and usually can be created to fit on plug tops that may be a bit untraditional or of a different size or shape than found on most typical appliances.

The types of information found on Plug top PAT test labels is the same important information that is found on other PAT testing labels and stickers. Information regarding the safety of the appliance’s use is the information with the most importance and priority, as it’s the information that is most important when people interact and utilize electrical appliances. This sort of information comes in three different forms, and with the help of these test labels can be displayed on the top of appliance plugs. The PAT test can have a result of either ‘Passed’, ‘Tested for Electrical Safety’, and ‘DO NOT USE’.

It’s important to be able to know whether an appliance is safe to use, and with the use of a PAT test and Plug top PAT test labels its easy to be able to look at the plug and discern if the electrical appliance is safe to use, if its not safe to use and could possible cause harm, and even information regarding whether the appliance is overdue for a servicing. Despite the many different PAT test labels and stickers available, these labels that fit perfectly on the top of the electrical plug are an easy indicator and eye-catching tool to prevent danger before an appliance is even plugged in or unplugged.

Plug Top Labels and Microwave Emission Labels

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

There is a definite need for a system of safety inspection in the home and the workplace, especially as it applies to the use of electrical devices. The potential of fire and other related hazards is proportionately increased by the number and complexity of electrical components and manufacturing equipment put into place in any home environment or industry process.

The abundance of electrical devices and tools that are present today, and the variations of design within those devices, require a greater vigilance to their ability to handle electricity, especially at the loads that many sophisticated objects operate with. While the implementation of guidelines beginning in the 1960’s has provided a much more controllable environment for safety inspecting and reporting, the need for increased innovation in how this is accomplished has brought about more efficient and user-friendly methods.

Visual inspection labels, such as plug top labels and microwave emission labels, allow for an efficient and reliable inspection and reporting method to protect those who must come into contact with various tools and testing equipment, including the common microwave ovens found in so many homes today.

The introduction of the portable appliance testing system, otherwise known as PAT, instituted a much more reliable way to maintain a close watch on tools and devices that proliferate most industrial undertakings these days. Hand-held and plug-in portable electrical implements are in greater use today than ever before, thus demanding that safety precautions keep up with the increased usage of these types of devices.
Plug top labels, due to their diminutive size and shape, can be placed on plug ends and adaptors as well as other electrical wiring which must necessarily access high voltages and amperages. The danger in handling a worn or faulty plug in such close proximity to lethal amounts of electricity is enormous. A plug top label, when affixed to a device plug, will provide valuable information to the user as to the status of the plug, the agency or department and the inspector who has rendered judgment, and the date of the inspection as well as the date of the next required inspection.

Microwave emission labels are equally important in the safe use of microwave devices. Microwaves and radio frequencies are as potentially dangerous as electricity due to their invisible nature and the radiation levels that can be attained by using them. The information provided on microwave emission labels is invaluable in ensuring the acceptable performance of the device. Microwave emission labels are a requirement not only for new microwave products but on those that are re-conditioned for second hand sale.

The modern plug top labels and microwave emission labels are made of durable
materials, such as fabrics or plastics that offer a strong resilience to those factors which used to make hand-written labeling so unreliable. Lamination and adherent display pockets contribute to the longevity of readable information on these types of labels, which is so crucial to their purpose.

The innovations in safety labeling have brought about a much-needed approach to maintaining a safe environment, not only in the workplace but in the home as well.