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    Portable Appliance Testing, or PAT Testing, applies to all electrical equipment connected by a plug & socket-outlet and is the procedure by which electrical appliances are regularly checked to ascertain they are safe for use.

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation clearly states that all employers have a legal obligation to maintain all electrical equipment in order to ensure a safe working environment, and it is the responsibility of the duty holder to see that this obligation is met. The regulations apply to small businesses and the self employed as well as larger organisations. Landlords with tenanted properties are required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe.

    Many insurance companies now require PAT Testing as standard. Your insurance may even be invalid, or payments reduced or delayed on a claim for damage if an appliance causing that damage has not undergone electrical safety testing.

    PAT testing, carried out by qualified and competent personnel is the best way to ensure that electrical equipment is safe and conforms to the Electricity at Work Regulations. Every type of portable electrical appliance should be inspected and tested regularly, and recorded. This includes all electrically operated items such as computers, printers, kettles, fridges, extension leads, vacuum cleaners, power tools etc., along with 110v equipment. Risk Assessment should be carried out by the duty holder in order to determine the test frequency for each appliance.

     

    PAT Testing Solutions provide a professional, reliable and efficient service helping organisations, all over London and surrounding areas, to comply with electrical safety standards at competitive prices.

     

    Electrical Safety First have put together a PAT Testing Explained page to help answer some frequently asked questions about PAT Testing.

     

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