PAT testing is the examination of electrical equipment and devices to ensure they are safe to use. A lot of the time, safety defects are visual and can be spotted easily. However, sometimes this is not the case and faults can only be found by testing the equipment. If testing is not carried out, the defect could then cause danger to the individual using the equipment, or even the whole building should it start a fire.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care on both the employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the premises. This includes self employed people. This gives everyone a degree of responsibility in the workplace, to take reasonable steps in ensuring that no danger results from the use of any portable appliance.
With electrical equipment becoming more advanced all the time and with there being such a range of portable appliances, it is important now more than ever that all devices are tested to minimise the risk of injury or danger.
PAT testing can help reduce the large number of accidents involving portable electrical equipment within the workplace
The level of inspection and testing required depends on the nature of the appliance, and how likely it is to become faulty. The environment in which an appliance is used can also have an effect on the efficiency of the device.
At Fire Guard Services, safety is of the utmost importance to us and we believe in keeping the workplace as safe as possible. We offer PAT testing and all our other services in and around the London area, including: St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Stevenage, Hertford and Bedford.
Fire Guard Services can test all of your electrical appliances to ensure that they are in compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, and are safe for use. We recommend that appliances be tested annually to maintain the highest standard of safety.
To find out more about our PAT testing services and other range of fire safety products and services including fire extinguishers and fire safety staff training, please use our contact form to request a call back from one of our professional team.