PAT Testing - Portable Appliance Testing Services

PAT Testing UK - Portable Appliance Testing Services

Portable Appliance Testing:

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is a process of checking the safety and functionality of electrical appliances and equipment that can be moved or plugged in. PAT testing is not a legal requirement in the UK, but it is good practice to ensure compliance with various health and safety regulations that apply to businesses and landlords. PAT testing can help prevent accidents, injuries, fires, and lawsuits caused by faulty or damaged electrical devices.

PAT testing can help to be compliant with the following UK regulations:

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which places a duty on employers and self-employed persons to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else who may be affected by their work activities.
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, which require that work equipment is suitable for its intended use, maintained in an efficient state and inspected by a competent person at suitable intervals.
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which require that employers and self-employed persons assess the risks to the health and safety of themselves and others arising from their work activities and take appropriate measures to eliminate or reduce those risks.

The frequency of PAT testing depends on several factors, such as the type of appliance, the environment it is used in, the manufacturers recommendations, and the risk assessment of the user. There is no fixed rule or standard for how often PAT Testing should be done, but some general guidelines are:

  • Appliances that are used frequently or in harsh conditions, such as power tools, extension leads, kettles, microwaves, etc., should be tested more often, at least once a year.
  • Appliances that are used occasionally or in low-risk environments, such as lamps, computers, printers etc., can be tested less frequently, every two to four years.
  • Appliances that are new or have been repaired or modified should be tested before use.
  • Appliances that show signs of damage, wear or malfunction should be tested immediately or taken out of service.

PAT testing should be carried out by a competent person who has the necessary knowledge, skills, and equipment to perform the tests and identify any defects. PAT testing is a simple and effective way to ensure the safety and efficiency of electrical appliances and equipment in the workplace and at home. By following the relevant regulations and guidelines, PAT testing can help to avoid potential hazards, reduce costs and improve performance.

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Why Choose Our PAT Testing Services?

At Arion, we offer comprehensive PAT Testing services in the UK to ensure the safety and compliance of your electrical equipment. With our professional and experienced team, we provide efficient testing and inspection of a wide range of portable appliances including 110V equipment. Many companies just test everything every year. This approach does not consider the guidance and normally costs the customer more! Combining our extensive health and safety knowledge with our PAT Testing services, we also offer a considered approach to frequency of testing meaning high-risk items are managed properly whilst saving you money with items that do not need testing as often.

Our PAT Testing Process:

Our PAT Testing process follows industry standards and regulations. We use state-of-the-art test equipment to thoroughly examine your appliances for potential electrical faults or hazards. Our qualified technicians perform both visual inspections and electrical testing to ensure the safety of your equipment.

Prices starting from £1.75* get in contact today for a free quote.

*Pat testing prices are dependent on the number of items to be tested. £1.75 for 100+ item bracket.

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