Portable appliance testing is highly recommended by UK Health & Safety Executive to ensure compliance with regulations including;
PAT testing provides peace of mind and confidence knowing your business, customers and employees aren’t exposed to faulty, hazardous & potentially deadly appliances!
PAT (portable appliance testing) is a combination of visual inspections and electrical tests carried out on portable appliances to confirm they are in a safe condition for use.
The tests include a visual check followed by analysis using specialist PAT testing equipment. This is to prevent electrical hazards including reducing the risk of injury, fire and damage.
Although PAT testing is not a legal obligation, but UK legislation states that businesses must maintain equipment in a safe condition, and that they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public. PAT testing helps with this.