PAT Testing


For those who don’t know, PAT testing is a term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment in ensure they are safe.

The frequency of inspection and testing depends really on the equipment. Some appliances are used a lot more often than others and therefore require a short length of time between each inspection.

If you require your electrical appliances and equipment testing to ensure they are safe, and you are fulfilling your legal requirements

then contact us by clicking here or call us on 01226 296 425

Sports Relief Charity Fun Run A Coole electrical


We at A Coole Electrical love a good challenge. Therefore, the directors and their team are running the Sports Relief Mile on March 23rd in Barnsley. Our goal is to raise a lot of money with your help, therefore we would appreciate your support in Sponsoring us in this event.

To sponsor us, please click here to visit our giving page

We’re aiming to help as many as possible with our team effort in raising as much money as we can and any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Feel free to contact us for further information and enquiries

 Thank you

The Sustainable Development Commission

schoolTo ensure that secondary schools get the best possible learning environments, attractive and efficient for all the people who

use it, it is essential to appoint an experienced lighting engineer and installation contractor like us here at A Coole Electrical.



The Sustainable Development Commission estimates that schools contribute 2% of the UK’s overall carbon emissions, with around half

of this arising from the use of electricity and fossil fuels within school buildings.


It is important that we take action to reduce this.


The Government has allocated an additional investment of £110 million over the next three years to test the aim of reducing carbon

emissions by 60% in new schools built in the BSF programme.


To meet this aim it will be necessary to use the most energy-efficient lighting and to use lighting controls wherever there is a whole-life

cost justification for doing so.



Plug fuses



The common UK plug – Is generally fitted with a 3A or 13A fuse. For appliances up to 700w you need to use a 3A fuse. And for appliances over 700w you need to use a 13A fuse. Here are some common examples:


3A Fuse – Table lamp, standard lamp, television, video, computer, mixer, blender, fridge, freezer, power drill, jig saw, soldering iron


13A Fuse – Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron


Manufacturers have now standardized plug fuse ratings to be either 3A or 13A.  However, 5 Amp fuses are still used in some older equipment and are available to buy.


contact us here at A Coole Electrical for any of your electrical needs or questions or give us a ring on 01226 296425