What is PAT Testing?
All electrical appliances can get damaged in the course of normal operation. As an employer you have an obligation to protect your employees, your customers and the public. You must therefore have a maintenance programme in place to ensure the safety of your electrical appliances. PAT testing is an integral part of this programme. The tests identify common faults with electrical items and enabling the necessary repairs or actions to be made.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting the appliances in your work places tested including:
- To ensure the safety of your employees
- As part of a overall strategy to comply with health and safety legislation
- To reduce the risk of electrical fire
- To comply with any insurance clauses
Tests are performed by connecting your device to specialized testing equipment that runs a series of standard checks against the appliance. A visual inspection of the appliance is also made.