PAT Testing Birmingham
Portable Appliance Testing Services - PAT Testing Birmingham and Solihull
Sense PAT Testing Birmingham and Solihull carry out a number of safety checks listed below. These test are dependent on the type and class of the appliance.
All appliance must be tested so that you conform to the Electricity at Work Regulations. Regular maintenance and inspections is essential for these regulations.
The initial inspection that we carry out will determine whether the appliance can be passed as being safe. This inspection involves a thorough inspection of the plug, lead and equipment casing by our professional PAT Tester.
The inspection includes checking that the correct fuse is installed, the connectors are tightly fastened and correctly fitted. The plug must conform to BS standards and be in very good quality, without any cracks or heat damage.
The casing is thoroughly checked for outer damage including cracks, holes or vents.
Earth Bond Test
A Class 1 and Class 3 test that determines whether there is an earth between the appliances metal work and the earth on the plug.
Insulation Resistance Test
If there is defective insulation that exposes the conductors, this test will detect this and is carried out on all classes of equipment.
Microwave Leakage Detection
Sense PAT Testing Services UK offer a Microwave Leakage Detection test in addition to the usual Portable Appliance Testing of the microwave.
This MLD test uses a CE approved device to measure the levels of Microwave Leakage (measured in milliWatts per square centimetre) present when operating your microwave.
The test procedure also includes an Operational Safety Cut Off test. Upon completion of the test a MLD Sticker is placed on the microwave and all results are recorded and presented with the PAT Testing results. Prices for the test will be stated in your quotation.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Legislation
Current legislation demands that landlords and employers ensure that supplied portable appliances are safe. They must confirm to certain regulations.
The legislation relevant to electrical maintenance are the following
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
It is stated within the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that all employers have a legal duty to provide a safe working environment for their employees, visitors and or any contractors who visit their site.
The safety of your employees and visitors is largely in your control and you as the employer has a legal duty to prevent any harm coming to either party.
Employers must ensure that all electrical equipment used in the workplace is fully maintained and safe for use, and for that reason these compliance checks are in place.
All portable appliances will need testing such as IT and office equipment, kitchen appliances, tools etc. The inspection and testing should be carried out by a fully qualified PAT testing engineer.
If you have Portable Appliances that are NOT tested then you could be invalidating your company insurance policy, contact a PAT Tester now for PAT Testing Birmingham.