/ PAT testing electrical equipment in Poland
Thanks for all the replies guys. Lots of good comments and observations. I have no objection to the way Poland does things hence why I have a house there and a polish wife.
I was simply asking the question so I understood myself as though fully clued up on electrical safety in the UK I thought it polite to ask about the electrical safety in Poland and the culture of doing things.
So this is what I have seen and actually been told by tradesmen working on my house.
1. We don't test 240v or 110v handheld tools or anything else. We throw them away after they start smoking or someone gets a tickle (electric shock)
2. Electrical safety in the UK is overboard and could never be implemented in Poland as it would cost businesses and homeowners money.
3. Sockets in the bathroom are fine if you fit an extractor to get rid of the condensation and wear flip flops.
4. The electrician wired up our house and broke his hip as he electrocuted himself whilst working with live cables outdoors . He forgot which one of the cables was live and unfortunately picked up the wrong one with his hand.
5. We have started fitting residual current devices into distribution boards but cannot guarantee they will operate under an earth leakage fault.
6. The best one yet though. The electrical cannot attend to later this evening as he is having a few tyskie with friends ....He has left instructions with the plasterer to connect the shower as they often swap roles.
None of that above is made up.