Fused Electric offers electrical appliance testing services for residential and commercial settings. Electrical PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) is the process of inspecting and testing electrical equipment to ensure that it is safe to use. The equipment tested includes portable appliances, such as computers, power tools, kitchen equipment, and other electrical implements. Electrical PAT testing aims to identify any defects or damage that could cause electrical shock or fire risk and ensures that the equipment is safe.
It is important to note that PAT testing is a specialised skill, and it is essential to ensure that you contact a reliable electric PAT testing service.
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Portable electrical appliance testing is done to ensure electrical equipment’s safety by minimising the risks of electrical fires and shocks. The electrical equipment includes portable appliances, such as computers, power tools, kitchen equipment, and other electrical implements.
PAT testing is required by law for most businesses, organisations, and landlords to ensure that their electrical equipment is safe to use. Health and safety regulations require necessary steps to be taken by employers that ensure the safety of employees and others who may use their equipment. Regular PAT testing can help identify and rectify any potential safety hazards before they become a problem.
PAT testing is also beneficial for organisations to ensure their equipment is in good working condition. It can prolong the equipment’s lifespan and saves money on repairs and replacements.
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Electrical Portable Appliance Testing services involve a trained PAT testing engineer inspecting and testing electrical equipment to ensure its safety during the process. The specific steps that are taken during a PAT test can vary depending on the type of equipment being tested, but generally, it includes the following:
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is typically required for any electrical equipment that is portable or moveable and that is used by employees or members of the public in a workplace or commercial setting. This includes a broad range of devices such as:
It is important to note that PAT testing is not required for equipment fixed in place, such as a permanently installed light or heating system, or for equipment only used by the person who owns it, such as a personal computer or mobile phone. However, it is a good practice to have it done on any electrical equipment to ensure safety and compliance.
Several factors can affect the cost of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT):