From HS Electrical in Stanmore
What is PAT Testing and why is it required?
Portable Appliance Testing or “PAT” testing as it is more commonly known is used to comply with the multiple health and safety legislations that have been put in place. HS Electrical are able to perform a number of tests for PAT Testing in North London, to ensure that all equipment meets the required safety standard.
PAT Testing is important for a number of reasons and is carried out not only commercially but domestically too. Failure to comply with health and safety legislations and have your electrical equipment PAT tested could result in a fine, prosecution or even imprisonment.
Where is PAT Tested needed?
PAT Testing isn’t restricted to businesses but is need in these circumstances:
- Equipment is used by employees
- The public uses electrical appliances in places like hotels, schools, village halls, shops.
- Where electrical appliances are hired or supplied
- Where electrical appliances are repaired or serviced
- In rented flats
How often do my items need to be PAT Tested?
The frequency of testing electrical items depends on the environment in which they are used. by following the IEE guidelines on PAT Testing, HS Electrical can determine the frequency in which your appliances need to be tested.
PAT Testing Certificates are given to business owners after their appliances have been tested successfully. The certificates will show that your company is in compliance with the current pat Testing regulations and standards, by having your portable equipment regularly inspected for damages and potential risks. The certificate provides proof that the person responsible has took the correct measures to ensure the safety of the appliances.
PAT Testing Certificates are only provided by approve contractors who are registered with the NICEIC/ECA. The individual undertaking the tests and providing the certificates will have been deemed competent to perform these tests. With HS Electrical, you can rest assured as all of our professional electricians are certified to provide PAT Tests.
By conforming to PAT Testing Regulations, you are ensuring that all of the portable appliances in your business are safe, this will help you avoid any violations. PAT Testing Legal Requirements were put into place to make sure that businesses adhere to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999.
Currently law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances to guarantee safety, this is done through testing appliances to safeguard against damage and make certain that these items perform as they should. Should you have any further questions regarding PAT Testing Legislation, simply ask a member of our team who will be more than happy to help.
PAT Testing is needed by employers, landlords and the self-employed to ensure the safety of portable appliances. Health and Safety standards provide no set rule on PAT Test frequency, only that testing should be done regularly as a preventative measure. There is no set requirement for when they should be carried out as different situations arise that will call for different measures. There’s a number of issues that affect PAT Test frequency and it’s up to the individual in change to determine when the testing should be carried out.
We suggest that you follow the IEE guidelines in regards to PAT Testing in North London, at HS Electrical we can also determine the frequency in which your appliances need to be tested.
It’s important to conform to PAT Testing Regulations and have your portable appliances tested regularly. Should you be new to this process, you may worry about PAT Testing costs, the price generally depends on how many appliances you have that need to be tested. At HS Electrical we only provide the highest standard of services and guarantee the upmost value for money, so there’s no need to worry about costly services.
PAT Testing Companies in North London
Should you be looking for an electrical PAT Test, then look no further, HS Electrical have you covered. At HS Electrical our team specialise in portable appliance testing and can carry out PAT Testing in North London, simply call 020 8958 6495 for more information.