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Board Manager's August 2020 blog: Cleaning out the toaster: A shock to our system and the need for a safeguarding ‘PAT test’

The other week our smoke alarm went off. The shrill piercing noise filled the house and as I came down stairs to investigate, the strong smell of burnt toast gave me a good idea of the cause. During lockdown my toaster has seen (and continues to see) a lot of action!

Time to clear it out, I thought. I regularly empty the crumb tray, but it was some bigger bits that had fallen to the bottom that I needed to get out. It took a good 10 minutes of holding the toaster upside down, tilting it this way and that (and a bit of vigorous shaking) to get the job done.

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