PAT Testing stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is the process of routinely checking electrical items. These tests include visual inspections, fuse rating checks, insulation resistance, earth polarity checks and correct plug wiring. PAT testing can apply to all with a duty of care to others, from employers to landlords.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places an obligation in the following circumstances:
Where employees use appliances.
Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
Where machines are supplied or hired.
Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
All electrical equipment have different time frames in which competent individuals should test them. Those with a higher risk, such as a school, would require testing more than an office.
Many businesses are not aware of insurance applications for PAT testing. Failure to be up to date can result in your insurance company refusing to pay out should anything go wrong. Unfortunately, over 25% of fires start from faulty portable appliances in the UK.
Our engineers are fully qualified and screened for security to work in schools, nurseries, hospitals, care homes, etc. They will arrive on-site at a pre-agreed time and in full uniform, carrying photographic identification. If you require your routine PAT inspection, contact Tekcal today. You can call us at +44 (0) 1482 242 123 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get PAT Testing services for many different pieces of equipment, including but not limited to: