What is Portable Appliance Testing?
The ‘Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical Equipment’ (usually referred to as Portable appliance testing or PAT), was introduced to enable companies & organisations comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
To meet these regulations it is necessary to have in place a program of inspection and electrical safety testing of portable appliances.
Other legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance – The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
We provide a simple and cost effective solution, enabling all companies & organisations to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations.
Each appliance is comprehensively tested to meet the exacting requirements of the IEE Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. We use the latest computerised PAT testing equipment and are able to test all portable appliances in your company including – IT equipment, microwaves, 415V & 110V power tools. The inspection and testing will be carried out by a fully qualified city and guilds 2377 approved engineer.
All electrical equipment to be tested has to be disconnected from the mains supply. We realise the inconvenience that this can cause, especially in a busy office environment, that is why we can provide out of hours service at no extra cost.
Simple faults (Plug/fuse) found during the course of the inspection are repaired as we find them.