PAT Testing Services
In Taunton, Bridgwater & Somerset
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) In Somerset from £45
Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) otherwise know as electrical safety testing should be considered for all electrical appliances at home and office.
The word portable can be very misleading and fixed appliances are quite often overlooked. PAT testing covers all industries including domestic, commercial and industrial properties. It can also be good practice to cover portable appliances for your tenant’s goods, this ensures their safety and could be your responsibility.
Health and Safety procedures include PAT Test certificate, and should always be part of your health and safety procedure. The Health and Safety at Works Act (1974) requires you to implement a maintenance program. This program should include the visual inspection and electrical 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
We offer PAT Testing Services all over Somerset - 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 an Earth Test, and Visual. This is because they can’t always be tested.
Why Choose Taunton Electrician For Your PAT Testing Service
Minimise Business Disruption: we provide our portable appliance testing services at times that are convenient to your requirements
Hugely experienced: we have conducted over ….. PAT tests for clients
Cost-effective transparent pricing: simply let us know the number of tests you require and we will supply a fixed quote and never add hidden costs
Courteous and tidy engineers: our PAT Testers are trained to be as helpful as possible and to leave each location in the same order as they found it
Where Do We Usually Carry Out PAT Testing?
Within the workplace; where electrical appliances are supplied
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - PAT Testing In Somerset
What Areas Do You Cover for PAT Testing?
Taunton Electrician cover all areas of Somerset
Is PAT testing a legal requirement?
PAT testing is not a legal requirement; however, the law does require that electrical equipment used in the workplace is properly maintained and is in a safe condition. PAT testing is simply a method of inspection and testing to determine whether electrical equipment is fit for continued use, or if maintenance, repair or replacement is required.
What is PAT testing?
PAT testing is a process for checking the safety of electrical equipment used in the workplace. Guidance on how PAT testing should be carried out is given in the IET Code of Practice for Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment.
What does ‘PAT’ stand for?
PAT is an acronym for Portable Appliance Testing.
Is it only portable appliances that need to be PAT tested?
PAT testing is an informal term that refers to the inspection and testing of electrical equipment. All electrical equipment used in the workplace should be inspected and tested, regardless of how ‘portable’ the equipment may be.
How often should equipment be PAT tested?
The frequency of the inspection and testing should be based on risk assessment rather than predetermined timescales. Taunton Electrician are qualified to consider factors such as the type of equipment, the environment it is being used in and the person that is using it. We also have an article on carrying out a risk assessment for PAT testing.