Portable Appliance Testing – PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing

Health & Safety Executive reports suggest that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing.

The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

At A.J.Howarth Electrics our fully qualified localWirral & Chester electrician can implement a portable appliance testing schedule to suit the equipment that you use, and to suit your working circumstances.

A.J. Howarth is a registered domestic & comercial electrician with the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers service (NAPIT) which is a government approved scheme and are accredited to to NIC EIC standards. Our ability and workmanship is regularly assessed to ensure that we meet the standards required by the association and trustmark which is a Domestic Installer Scheme. Customer satisfaction is always the a high priority in our services.

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