Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
At PB Solutions, we provide Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to businesses across the industrial, commercial, and retail sectors. Our comprehensive PAT testing service ensures that all your electrical appliances are meticulously safety-checked by experienced, reliable electrical engineers. As trusted experts, we are renowned for our fastidious work and commitment to delivering the very highest standard of care.
Professional PAT Testing Services
We offer top-quality PAT testing at very competitive prices and work with you on volume, cost and timescales to deliver on time and within budget. We’ll also make sure that all PAT tests are completed smoothly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your business. With our established reputation throughout Peterborough, the Midlands, and the South East for excellence in electrical safety compliance testing, you’re assured that everything is in good hands.
Why Do My Appliances Require a PAT Test?
While there is no specific legal obligation to PAT test your equipment and appliances, you must ensure the safety of your workplace under other legislation:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1988
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Your business insurance will also require you to comply with electrical safety regulations.
In short, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. One small electrical fault could lead to huge legal and financial liabilities. For the safety of your employees and your premises, it pays to make sure that all your electrical equipment is regularly and professionally PAT tested.
What Does Portable Appliance Testing Involve?
A PAT test is a thorough inspection to check the safety of your electrical equipment. Our experts will discuss your requirements and provide you with a detailed PAT testing plan and costs. We assess your needs carefully and accurately, so you never have to worry about any unnecessary testing.
Our experienced electrical engineers conduct both visual and physical checks on your appliances. They will determine the level of safety each piece of equipment provides and test accordingly.
This involves examining each item for any obvious faults such as loose or frayed wires or other damage. Our electricians then use specialist PAT testing equipment to check for any underlying hazards. This stage of the test will check earth connection, lead polarity and the insulation resistance.
Which Appliances need PAT Testing?
Any electrical appliance can present safety issues, but there are 3 broad categories:
- Class One: the most hazardous appliances that require an earth, e.g. floor printers, vending machines, electric heaters, toasters, kettles etc.
- Class Two: have added insulation and therefore don’t require an earth, e.g. drills, lawnmowers, TVs etc..
- Class Three: low-voltage appliances (some may only need the lead testing), e.g. laptops, phone chargers, torches etc.
Specialist PAT testing contractors
Here at PB Solutions, we understand the level of testing required for each appliance and will give you a detailed plan of all necessary PAT tests. From our base in Peterborough, we have worked to build up an unrivalled reputation throughout Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Leicestershire as electrical experts you can rely on.
For reliable, professional Portable Appliance Testing services, contact us. You can call us during our work hours on 01733 310243 , or fill out one of our online contact forms and a member of the team will get back to you ASAP.
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