Thursday, 15 March 2012

Next Swap Shop can take electrical items.

The next local swap shop in Chinnor is on 5th May (see Events page for details).  Three members of the Greening Chinnor team received Portable Appliance Testing training on 29th February through our friends at CAG Oxfordshire.  We also have access to the loan of PAT test equipment.  This means that we will be supporting the local Friends of the Earth swap shop on 5th May to provide testing services to enable electrical equipment to be swapped and diverted from landfill.

It is important to note that PAT testing is NOT a test to demonstrate that the electrical product is in full working order.  It is purely a test of electrical safety.  Please do not bring along any electrical items that are not CE marked (generally produced before circa 1993) as these will not be passed.  We also cannot deal with electric blankets or white goods including microwave ovens.

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