What is Portable Appliance Testing?
Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislation was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.
The current law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances and ensure their safety. This is done through testing of the appliances to safeguard against damage and to make certain that these items perform properly.
The guidelines are designed to make certain that this equipment is kept protected and is preserved through regular maintenance as well as inspections and periodic testing. Damage and fault can occur with all electrical equipment use which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.
PAT testing is done to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as “portable” is deemed safe for use. The legislation deems that any competent person can perform it by using a PAT instrument or tester. The visual examination of each appliance in addition to the actual PAT test should be performed only by someone who is deemed competent
It is imperative that employers, landlords and self-employed individuals follow the rules to ensure that their workplaces are safe.
Who needs to have their items Portable Appliance Tested?
PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.
The Portable Appliance Test consists of:
1. Visual safety inspection of Lead, lug top and fuse.
2. Electrical test with Portable Appliance Test meter for electrical continuity & earth.
3. Issue of a dated safety sticker to the lead and a report certificate.
4. Any failed items you will be notified of the reason it failed and the fault issue
And a Do Not Use sticker and a fail certificate will be supplied.
5. We also can test Microwave ovens for electrical safety and cooking efficiency.
6. Fix new 13amp plug tops and fuses where necessary
7. Test 110v site equipment
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