Like all other electrical appliances sold in the UK, microwave ovens are perfectly
safe when new. However, like any appliance, they can become damaged with age and
Like all electrical appliances, microwaves need testing for electrical safety. Unlike
other appliances, they are designed to emit powerful radiation. This is perfectly
safe when it is contained within the microwave, but if the door or seals become damaged,
then the microwaves can escape and affect people using the oven.
You cannot feel or see
microwave radiation, so
the only way to ensure
that your oven is safe is
to test it annually for
Mains Socket Testing
Mains electrical wiring is contained within the walls of your building, where it
is not disturbed, and so only needs testing every 5 years.
However, mains sockets are in use every day, plugging in and unplugging appliances
and can become damaged.
It is therefore recommended to have your mains sockets tested annually.
The test is very simple, and includes a full earth loop impedance test, to make