Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Overview

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Regular Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is an easy way of proving a system for maintenance of electrical equipment and appliances, as required by specific regulations. The frequency and type of testing varies depending on the nature of the business and the equipment involved.

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Details

If you run a business, you have a legal obligation to have a system in place for the maintenance of electrical equipment and appliances to protect the safety of yourself, employees and customers. Regular Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is an easy way of proving a system of maintenance. Depending on the nature of the business and the equipment involved, the frequency and type of testing varies.

The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Portable appliance testing can be likened to the MOT test on a vehicle - it is only really valid at the actual time of testing, and should any defects become apparent in the time between tests, they should be reported and rectified immediately. Employees have a legal obligation to visually inspect equipment and socket outlets before use and inform employers of any obvious defects, and employers have the legal obligation to take faulty equipment out of service and provide a suitable replacement.

City & Guilds 2377-12 is the recognized qualification for people undertaking the inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and as holder of this qualification we are in an ideal position to offer best advice and take care of your legal requirement to provide a system of maintenance.

Please contact us for more information about our competitive prices and to arrange a tailor made inspection schedule for your equipment.