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Portable Appliance Testing


Health and Safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe and maintained to prevent harm to workers. Many equipment manufacturers recommend testing at regular intervals, usually every 2 years, to ensure continual safety.

Fire Safety Managers Ltd can test all your electrical equipment in accordance with Electricity at Work Regulation 1989 (EAWR) Regulation 4(2) to ensure that you remain compliant and your equipment is safe to use. This legislation instructs all work premises and establishments where members of the public attend or reside, to have electrical appliances tested by a competent person.

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.

How frequently do I need to have my appliances tested?

The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and theenvironment it is used in. For example, a power tool used on a construction site should be examined more frequently than a lamp in a hotel bedroom. For general Office or Household items it is recommended they are tested every 2 years. For guidance on suggested frequencies of inspection and testing, see: Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment.

Statistic show that in the UK around 1000 accidents happen in the workplace every year which involves some form of electric shock or burn. On average, 30 of those resulted in a fatality. In addition, electrical faults in appliances are the second largest cause of fires within domestic, industrial and commercial properties in the UK.

Fire Safety Managers Ltd only use competent and qualified to City & Guilds 2377 engineers to carry out your PAT Testing to the highest standard.

We can also provide you with a detailed report in PDF Format.

Call us now on 0121 439 1220 for a quotation on PAT Testing your appliances.


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