WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP?

We recently had an enquiry as to whose responsibility it is when it comes to having your meters and electrical safety equipment tested and calibrated. Is it the obligation of the employer or the employee?

In order to give our clients and readers the best and most accurate answer, we consulted a reputable industry body; the National Electrical and Communications Association  to help us out with this one. Continue reading

Why should I Calibrate my equipment?

Requirements

Most instruments are typically subjected to some fairly rough treatment — bouncing around in the vehicle, dropped on site, knocked against hard objects, etc. Even if they’re treated carefully and not knocked about, changes in ambient temperatures, humidity levels and deteriorating component tolerances will cause a shift in any electronic measuring equipment readings over time. Continue reading

COMPLIANCE IN THE GOOGLE AGE

Since the inception of the Google age, compliance obligations have changed significantly.

In the past, it was not unusual for some people to cut corners or do things in the wrong way unknowingly or in the hope that no one noticed. This attitude was particularly applicable to niche topics such as arc flash, testing and calibration and personal protective equipment, where expert advice wasn’t particularly easy to find. If something was to go wrong, and the party was non-compliant, it was easier to evade punishment on the basis that no one directly related to the incident knew any better. Continue reading

Testing and Calibration: Insurance Risks Video by Master Calibrators Association

Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal recently funded the creation of this Testing and Calibration Insurance Risks Explainer Video by Master Calibrators Association. Compliance testing is very important, and not staying compliant exposes you to serious insurance risks. It’s not worth the risk, get your equipment tested today. Continue reading

Testing and Calibration: Business Risks Video by Master Calibrators Association

Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal recently funded the creation of this Testing and Calibration Business Risks Explainer Video by Master Calibrators Association. Compliance testing is very important, and not staying compliant exposes you to serious business risks. It’s not worth the risk, get your equipment tested today. Continue reading

Testing and Calibration: Safety Risks Video by Master Calibrators Association

Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal recently funded the creation of this Testing and Calibration Safety Risks Explainer Video by Master Calibrators Association. Compliance testing is very important, and not staying compliant exposes you to serious safety risks. It’s not worth the risk, get your equipment tested today. Continue reading