It is undeniable that electricity is a huge part of our lives. It’s prudent to ensure that every electrical installation and appliance in your property is not only in good working condition, but safe to use. If you find that certain appliances and gadgets are not performing to their highest standard, you may want to consider calling a registered electrician for professional electrical testing. The electrician can conduct PAT (portable appliances testing) on fixed appliances, such as hand dryers, ovens, and hobs. The test covers all commercial, industrial, and domestic properties, and it should be greatly considered if you are a landlord, as the safety of the appliances in your property is sole responsibility.
Electrical testing is essential to following health and safety procedures set by the government, too. In fact, the Health and Safety At Work Act of 1974 is requiring property owners to have an effective maintenance program, which should include the testing and inspection of electrics and appliances. The obligation exists under certain circumstances, such as when employees or the public use the appliances and gadgets, the appliances have been repaired, or when you are using the hired electrical equipment. The Act emphasizes the importance of regular testing and maintenance of portable appliances, too.
After the electrical test, the gadgets and appliances will receive an annual retest date, which will help you remember the previous test date and make sure that you can accomplish the next one. A qualified electrician will test integrated portable appliances via an Earth Test and Visual, as they cannot always be tested. While PAT is currently not a legal requirement, it may help save you from costly repairs and damages, as well as fatal accidents, which may be caused by faulty electrical appliances and installations. Qualified electricians can test your electrical installations for safety and proper function, too. That way, you can be sure that your electrical appliances and gadgets can perform correctly and safety.