Portable appliance testing (PAT) is much more than just updating a green sticker every year. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires all electrical systems (including small appliances such as kettle and toasters) are maintained so far as is reasonably practicable to prevent danger. PAT testing is an important part of any health & safety policy and essential to avoiding electrical faults or incidents. Our team are on hand to guide you through the testing procedure.
Whilst there is no legal guidance on how frequently this should be carried out, you may find your insurance policy requires this to be carried out annually. It could be more frequent depending on the nature of usage. The types of equipment that necessitate testing fall into four categories handheld, mobile, stationary and information technology. The categories above help to determine the type of test, the frequency of test and the likelihood of any damage occurring through use or movement of the equipment.
Here at Opulous Innovation, a full visual inspection is carried out by a trained professional, followed by an earth bonding test and insulation resistance test using a PAT machine. We use the very latest test equipment, calibrated every year, and supply full records of these tests to clients along with a detailed test report highlighting any issues that may require further investigation or remedial work. All of our engineers work to the standards set in the IEE code of practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
PAT testing is one of the many services that we offer for retailers across London and Essex, our aim is to fit in around your stores schedule and footfall. Get in touch with our team to book an onsite survey and make sure you check out our recent blog on portable appliance testing.