With fresh reports of electrical appliance fires hitting the news in recent months, it’s no surprise that demand for PAT testing is on the rise.

In fact, a recent Which? investigation found that faulty household appliances such as washing machines, fridge-freezers and tumble dryers are responsible for causing more than 60 fires a week in the UK.

Electrical safety campaigners have long since argued the importance of simple tests like PAT, which are quick and easy to carry out but can pick up on potentially dangerous issues caused by things most people won’t spot.

Now professionals across the industry are calling for new and innovative products that can keep up with their increasing workloads.

Electrical testing expert Seaward has responded with its latest range of downloadable PAT testers, the Apollo+ series, designed specifically to make PAT testing easier.

The North East-based company has long been a global market leader in the field of electronic safety test instrumentation, developing premium quality products including PAT testers, software and accessories for the electrical, bio-medical and solar industries.

Seaward has a long history of innovation in testing devices since it was established in 1982 and revolutionised the PAT market when it launched its first portable tester, the PrimeTest, more than 10 years ago.

Before the arrival of Seaward’s products, testers were large, mains-powered devices rather than the portable, handheld form the PrimeTest pioneered.

With its rich history of keeping on top of market trends, it’s no surprise that efficiency and user experience were at the forefront when the company developed the Apollo+ series.

Since its launch five years ago, the original Apollo series has been a firm favourite among users, consistently outperforming the competition to secure its position as the best downloadable PAT tester on the market.

The Apollo+ series builds on the success of its predecessor with a range of new features, improved functionality and accessories designed to save time in the field.