Portable appliance testing, more commonly know as PAT Testing is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment. The purpose of PAT Testing is to ensure that electrical equipment is safe to use.
PAT Tests can involve visual examinations on components and cable, to identify hazardous defects, and use of technical testing equipment, to ensure the appliance is performing how it should. Electrical equipment that has any defects or faults can be hazardous, putting people’s lives at danger.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. The purpose is to protect employees, customers and members of the general public against any danger from electrical equipment.
ARC Electrical are a team of fully qualified commercial electricians, who are able to carry out these PAT testing within your work environment. The frequency of checks will all depend on the type of equipment, however as experience commercial electricians, we would suggest carrying these checks out annually. Date labeling equipment once it has been tested is a great way to keep track of the last time it was tested.
ARC Electrical offer PAT testing right across Liverpool, Merseyside and surrounding areas. Why not get in touch with one of the team today to arrange testing at your place of work? Our team will be more than happy to provide more information if you have any uncertainties.