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Portable Appliance Testing
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, make it your responsibility to make sure
all your electrical equipment is safe to use. You should regularly inspect,
test and maintain electrical appliances to make sure they’re compliant.
don’t do this, you could be putting yourself, your employees and your business
electrical appliances have the potential to cause electrical shock or present a
fire hazard. Electrical appliance testing
ensures that electrical faults are identified, which means that potential
hazards can be removed to ensure electrical safety in the home or workplace.
Electrical appliance testing is commonly referred to as “portable appliance
testing” or PAT.
A portable appliance can be defined as
one which can be relocated between periods of use, and is connected via a cable
to an electrical power supply.
Any appliance that has a plug needs to be PAT tested. This can include:
equipment under 18kg, Portable equipment, Hand-held equipment and Fixed equipment. We can also test 110Vac and 415Vac electrical appliances.
A visual examination is carried out looking for signs of damage to the appliance that may cause it to be faulty.
This is an incredibly important part of PAT as most fails occur
at this stage.
and test is then carried out that includes earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance checks. This helps us identify a fault that may not be immediately
visible. Further tests are also carried out for Touch Current and Load/Leakage.
Microwave ovens are also tested for radiation leakage
At Green Equipment, we ensure the management of Electrical Appliance Safety is easy for you. We provide all appropriate documentation to ensure requirements are being satisfied.
All items/appliances are appropriately
labelled with unique I.D code
Comprehensive report compiled including
test results for all appliances
- Electronic Asset Register with unique I.D Code for
Certificate of Compliance
- Advice on frequency of re-testing in
line with IET Code of practice recommendations.
Green Equipment engineers are City & Guilds 2377-22/32 qualified in Portable Appliance Testing and continually adhere to the IET Code of Practice and ISO9001:2008 working standard.
For peace of mind, we are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) compliant.
01244 374205 or 07939 056170