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Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) otherwise know as electrical safety testing should be considered for all appliances. This includes permanently fixed appliances like hand dryers Oven, Hobs and cookers, . the word portable can be very misleading and fixed appliances are quite often over looked. PAT testing covers all industries including domestic, commercial and industrial properties. It can also be good practice to cover portable appliances for your tenants goods, this ensures there safety and could be your responsibility.
Health and Safety procedures include PAT Testing, and should always be part of you health and safety procedure. The Health and safety at works act(1974) requires you to implement a maintenance program. This program should include the inspection and testing of appliances. An obligation is put in place under the following circumstances;
- Employees use appliances.
- The Public use Appliances.
- Hired electrical equipment
- Repaired and services appliances.
After PAT Testing the portable appliances should have the annual retest date on them. This helps to remember the last test date, and to ensure the next one is complete. This is good practice for your customers, employees and you.
PAT testing for integrated portable appliances will usually be tested by a Earth Test, and Visual. This is because they cant always be tested.
Below is a list where PAT Testing is usually carried out;
- Landlords Properties.
- Tenanted Properties.
- Commercial Premises.
- Industrial Premises.
- Within the workplace; where electrical appliances are supplied.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is currently not considered a legal requirement. This said; there is a high chance that this will change in the future.
The Electricity at Works Act, Highlights the importance of “maintenance and regular testing” of portable appliances. The Electricity at Works Act is also backed up by health and safety at work act 1974. With these 2 documents it clearly places a duty of care on the supplier of the portable equipment. It explains that the duty is placed on both the employee and employer. This is to ensure a safe place of work. Always ensure that records and electrical certificates are kept. This shows that you are carrying out your regular maintenance and testing of your portable appliances. This will help you should an accident arise under your duty of care.
It should be noted that a PAT Test is required with most councils. When a private landlord is renting a furnished property. This is also becoming the case; with more insurance companies: as they look to make sure; most properties they are insuring are safe.
Current Offer: All appliances tested in a rented property for £75!
Portable appliance Testing costs:
Who should carry out my PAT Testing?
It is said that a short course can qualify you to carry a PAT Test. This being said; we still recommend you use an electrician; who is registered with either the NICEIC or NAPIT.
Get a PAT Tester in London and Essex
Trade Facilities Services provide PAT testers in London and Essex. We cover all electrical testings and ensure our PAT Testers are fully qualified. Many people are unsure of the qualifications required; believe it or not; not all electricians can be PAT testers. We have shown below what qualifications a PAT tester requires:
Qualifications required for PAT Testers:
- City and Guilds Level 2377-22.
- City and Guilds Level 2377-32.
Electricians carrying out PAT Testing should be fully qualified; they should also have passed there course over 3 years previous. It is recommended that PAT Testers should sit both courses. This also includes electricians who do do meet the requirements.
PAT testing is a skill that can be done by most people; It is quite easy to learn. You must be over 18 to sit the courses; it is always good to have basic electrical knowledge.
Did you know…..?
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances
All PAT Testers; via Trade Facilities Services will meet the requirements. We use the required technology and good testing equipment. We provide PAT Testing certificates on completion. If required we can place PAT testing stickers on all appliances; this gives visual proof the appliance has been tested. All PAT certificates are sent via email; this is on completion of the testing. All copies are PDF for you to store locally on a computer; or you can send it to the required body.
Costs for your PAT Tester:
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