PAT testing, also known as Portable Appliance Testing, involves the regular checking of equipment which is connected to a socket via an electrical plug.
This testing is to include not only visual checking, but also the use of a PAT meter, designed to check the earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity of wiring. These checks are to be carried out by authorized professionals, and are designed to show whether or not the appliance is safe to use within a commercial setting.
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Due to changes in the law during 2005 and 2006, all commercial buildings are required to nominate a person known as the “Responsible person”, who carries out regular risk assessments and arranges visits from professionals such as the Fire and Electrical Safety Ltd team. Our team can be called in by any nominated person in the areas of Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, & Garstang.
We perform PAT testing and also periodic inspection, the latter being an evaluation of your electrical equipment to ensure that it complies with the standard of fire safety required by law. In the latter test, we check the appliances, for SAFETY.
This will demonstrate if any elements in your circuits or systems are overloaded, and exposed potential risk of fire or electrical shocks, which could be a danger to your staff and customers.We offer Competitive Large and Small Business PAT testing Quotes and cover all types of premises in the Morecambe area and nearby.
We provide Mobile DJ Portable Appliance Tests for Letting Agents and Morecambe Landlords Properties Electrical Safety Testing Certification, we also test appliances for Local Councils and Care Homes.
- Checks should be carried out according to the individual appliance, in particular it's usage. Appliances which are plugged and unplugged regularly, e.g. vacuum cleaners and extension leads should be checked more regularly than a PC that does not get moved around. It makes sense to come up with a schedule of checking that suits your needs. There are initial frequency of inspection and testing guidelines from the Heath & Safety Executive website.
Please note that appliances and tools used on building sites have a more rigorous checking schedule, usually involving a weekly visual inspection by the user, and monthly visual inspection by the tester and a PAT Test every three months.