Why Do I Need To Carry It Out?

According to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, an employer or landlord is responsible for ensuring that electrical equipment is kept in good working order and examined as needed to ensure that it is kept in a safe condition.

To comply, the equipment must be subjected to a formal examination and test, with records of the results kept. Although many clients insist on annual PAT testing, risk-based assessments can be utilised to extend the period to two or three years depending on the site conditions and frequency of use of the equipment.


What We Do:

We’ll run the necessary checks on your equipment/appliances and assign each one a unique asset code that corresponds to an entry on the equipment register we’ll create. The asset code and ‘next inspection due’ date will be printed on an inconspicuous label attached to the item.

Individual item names, asset numbers, test results, and a pass or fail assessment will be included in the equipment record.

What Is PAT Testing?

PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is an electrical service that is more frequently known as PAT Testing. It ensures that all your electrical appliances comply with all applicable health and safety laws. It’s also a critical component of most Bedfordshire-area firms’ health and safety procedures. It is accomplished through several critical operations aimed to ensuring the use of your electrical appliances.

What Is Involved In PAT Testing?

When PAT testing, City Electrical Services takes only a few stages, which are explained below to give you an idea of what to expect. A visual assessment is performed, looking for the following items:

  • Plugs and equipment that have been damaged, such as overheating, burn marks, or discolouration
  • Damaged flexes
  • Fuse ratings that are correct
  • Plugs that are correctly wired

Then, depending on the equipment type, we perform a series of tests, which may include:

  • Insulation resistance
  • Earth continuity testing
  • Polarity tests
  • Earth leakage tests

Your company’s risk assessment and your business’s maintenance plan are two factors to consider when determining how often your items should be PAT tested. But don’t worry if you don’t have these items; just let us know and we’ll help you out.

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