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Extended data collection

08 December 2016

The extended data collection capabilities of advanced PAT technology is helping an established electrical safety testing business to successfully broaden its service base.

For over ten years the core business of Milton Keynes based FTS Safety Solutions has been the provision of portable appliance testing services for a wide range of industrial and commercial clients. 

Over the last two years the company has grown and expanded its market by incorporating a range of non-electrical tests into its service offering, providing clients with a more comprehensive health and safety testing service. As well as the traditional PAT testing work, FTS now carry out: thermal imaging surveys, emergency lighting inspections, fire extinguisher servicing and fire alarm maintenance. 

Development director Andrew Mitchell attributes the success of these additional services to the Apollo 600 and the data it collects.

Mr Mitchell said: “We have used Seaward PAT Testing machines since we started the business 10 years ago and I just can’t fault them. They are reliable precision pieces of equipment that we have built our business around.”

A recent upgrade to the data logging capabilities of the Apollo 600 has expanded the options available for the creation of special user-defined inspection forms to record and store all the vital information associated with work place preventative maintenance tasks, tests and inspections. This means that users can create ‘custom inspection’ forms for non-electrical health and safety checks in the same way that visual inspection data is logged for appliances.