Portable Appliance Testing

Your local PAT Testing specialist

Covering Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Ellesmere, Wem, Whitchuch, Telford, Malpas and surrounding areas.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is an important part of  everyday health and safety. Whether it be in your home or your work place, our City and Guilds Qualified Engineers will always provide the highest level of inspection and testing.  Above all we aim to make sure your electrical appliances are properly maintained.

This includes shops, offices, hotels and guest houses, public accommodation, cafes and restaurants, public houses, public buildings, schools, residential homes and construction sites.

To organise PAT Testing for your home or business, please call 01691 624336 or click below.

 

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Your PAT Testing Programme

It is important to consider the type of electrical equipment and the frequency with which it is used. This will alert you to the possible risks and any need for maintenance.  As a result you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to your legal duties along with the safety of your staff.

Close to 10% of all worker incidents which occurred in 2016/2017 were caused by contact with electricity in the workplace

HSE Online, 2017

As a business owner you have a duty of care to your staff or tenants.  This means electrical appliances must remain safe to use. Whether it’s a three pin plug or commercial machinery, electrical safety must remain a priority. Most noteworthy is that fact that ignoring these duties can cause you to void your business insurance.

 


Legislation

Another factor is the legislation which you need to comply to in order to maintain electrical safety. This includes:

 

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

  • The Work Place (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998

  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

 


Frequently asked questions

when it comes to PAT Testing

Why should I put a PAT Testing program in place?

Companies who don’t have a Pat Testing program in place could be voiding their business insurance and putting staff at risk.

What exactly does it test for?

It assesses the risk of the appliance becoming faulty in accordance with the IEE code of practice.

How frequently do i need to test my electrical appliances?

This can depend on the type of equipment and the enviroment it is being used in. As a guideline you should try to test any portable equipment every 12 months.

Is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) compulsory?

No. The law only demands that electrical equipment is maintained to prevent danger. PAT Testing does however give you confidence that you are doing what is necessary and is strongly suggested if electrical equipment is regularly moved.

Who is responsible?

It is the duty of the employer or self employed person to comply with current legislation for matters within their control.