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To ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:
The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.
It is crucial for work of this kind to be carried out by one of our fully qualified engineers. Our expert team can assess the scope of work required and take care of everything in next to no time.
All of our engineers are City and Guilds (2377) qualified in Portable Appliance Testing and have all been DBS checked
at Southern Pat Testing we're capable of testing a wide range of plugs and appliances whether in an Office, Building site or Theatre! We also specialise in industrial plugs and appliances. we also have the ability test stage and theatre lighting. We can PAT test anything from 5amp, 13amp, 15amp, 16amp, 32amp, 63amp, Powercon, Socapex Single or 3 phase appliances.
We cover all industries including offices & warehouses, schools & universities, hospitals & care homes, theatres and events, TV and AV, construction & engineering, hotels & B&B’s, retail and land lords.
A fully qualified PAT testing engineer will attend site to carry out your portable appliance testing in accordance with the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Each engineer is qualified to city & guilds 2377 certification and has had enhanced DBS vetting.
At the client’s request, each appliance on site will be visually inspected and tested to our very high standards for electrical safety. If there are sensitive areas such as comms equipment, fire alarm or CCTV that cannot be switched off a full visual inspection can be carried out.Each appliance will be labelled with a unique number and will state the date tested once fully tested.
If any appliances are deemed ‘not fit for use’ and ‘fail’ after the electrical safety inspection the client will be informed and a detailed explanation of any problems found. We understand that as a business you will need to keep your health and safety policies up to date and have regular audits to comply with this. We want you to have piece of mind that all information and documents are received as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate on your business.
Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislation was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.
The current law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances and ensure their safety. This is done through testing of the appliances to safeguard against damage and to make certain that these items perform properly.
PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.
The guidelines are designed to make certain that this equipment is kept protected and is preserved through regular maintenance as well as inspections and periodic testing. Damage and fault can occur with all electrical equipment use which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.
PAT testing is done to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as “portable” is deemed safe for use. The legislation deems that any competent person can perform it by using a PAT instrument or tester. The visual examination of each appliance in addition to the actual PAT test should be performed only by someone who is deemed competent.
According to PAT testing legislation, a competent person is someone who has experience or knowledge of being able to check and test appliances for safety purposes. Those with knowledge of electricity in general as well as anyone who has experience in electrical work can be deemed capable.
It is imperative that employers, landlords and self-employed individuals follow the rules to ensure that their workplaces are safe. Testing can be done by any number of PAT testing companies or individuals can obtain certification to perform their own testing by successfully completing coursework in this field.