Portable Electrical Appliance testing prevents fires both in the home and at work.
A sobering fact:- Over 2,500 people are killed or injured as a result of electrical fires every year!
When people work with electrical appliances, legislation specifies that the appliance must be safe in order to prevent harm to workers. Many types of equipment require regular testing to ensure safety. The interval between tests depends upon the type of appliance and the environment it is used in.
Every item of portable equipment within your installation or used by your staff needs to undergo a testing regime which ensures that items such as computers (and their leads), hand appliances such as drills, grinders, mixers, vacuum cleaners, kettles, toasters microwaves refrigerators and the like are in a safe and serviceable condition.
Portable Appliance Testing is an important part of any Health & Safety Policy.
But probably the most compelling reason to have your equipment checked is to consider the likely consequences if you do not have the testing done and one of your staff were to be killed or injured!
What Does PAT Testing Involve?
Each Appliance will be inspected for:
We do not undertake major repairs, this would in the minds of some, jeopardize our position as impartial testers. We therefore have no vested interest in seeing your appliances fail, we are not looking for additional work.
Certification And Documentation
All test results will be coded and documented with paper and electronic copies available.
What Relevant Legislation Applies?
The above is just a brief overview of your responsibilities, if you would like to know more about PAT Testing or would like to discuss how Northants Testing can help you to achive PAT Compliance please feel free to contact us today.