Did you know that is expected, that all business, charities, schools, organisations etc. should have their electrical appliances checked yearly?
PAT Testing is something we do, for many clients both small or big.
Its not expensive, and it can even help you lower business insurance, as shows portable appliances are tested, which in result should reduce chances of injury, danger or appliance downtime.
What does PAT Testing Mean?
Portable appliance testing (commonly known as "PAT", "PAT inspection" or (redundantly) as "PAT testing") is the name of a process in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety.
Is it law to have PAT Testing Done?
Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained.
What appliances need PAT Testing?
In other words, if you have an appliance that has a plug that is intended to be connected to a wall socket or generator, it qualifies as needing to be PAT tested. This can include items such as electric drills, monitors, printers, PCs, kettles and larger items like photocopiers, vending machines and others.
Why is PAT Testing Important?
PAT testing means Portable Appliance Testing Testing. It is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure that they are safe to use. ... The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires any and all electrical equipment, which has the potential to cause injury, to be maintained in a “safe condition”.
These are the common four questions we get asked regularly about PAT Testing.
As you can see it’s not worth avoiding. We’re very competitive, very friendly, and can even PAT Test at times that suit you. (e.g. outside your business working hours – to reduce interference or downtime)
Contact us today!