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Our Portable Appliance Testing Service Redditch and Worcester carries out various safety checks that are dependent on the class of the appliance.
The Electricity at Work Regulations states that all appliances and electrical items in the workplace must be PAT Tested by a qualified PAT Tester. Regular maintenance and inspections is essential for these regulations.
Our PAT Testing Service Redditch and Worcester is an important part of your companies Health and Safety Policy. Keeping your employees safe while using portable appliances is of upmost importance and any appliance left unchecked can become dangerous.
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has reported that at least a quarter of all electrical accidents in the workplace were caused by faulty appliances. With this statistic in mind, it is possible to reduce the electrical accidents in the workplace by 25% by simply having all portable appliances PAT Tested
The first part of our Portable Appliance Testing Service is a thorough formal visual inspection of all requested portable appliances. This usually detects any immediate problems that an electrical test will not pickup.
During the visual inspection for each appliance we will remove the plug to check for correct wiring, burn marks, loose connections and whether the correct fuse has been used.
Each plug will be checked to see if passes the BS 1363 Standards.
Inspection of the cable is carried out to check for exposed wires that can lead to an electric shock. The appliance is thoroughly checked over for any damage to its connections or casing.
Once the appliance has passed the visual inspection it will be subject to electrical testing. Using the latest PAT Testing equipment, our tests are carried out by a professional PAT Tester in conjunction with the IEE Code of Practice and once the test is complete, the appliance is labelled with a sticker that is either a pass or a fail.
Sense PAT Testing Services will then supply your company with a certification of the passed products.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Legislation
Current legislation demands that landlords and employers must ensure that supplied portable appliances are safe and confirm to certain regulations.
The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is 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 and 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.
Ensuring that all electrical equipment used in the workplace is fully maintained, and for that reason these compliance checks are in place.
All portable appliances will need testing such as IT equipment, kettles and microwaves. The inspection and testing should be carried out by a fully qualified PAT testing engineer.
If your PAT Testing is NOT up to date then you could be invalidating your company insurance policy, contact a PAT Tester now.