Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT) is the process of regularly examining electrical home appliances for security, and must be performed by a qualified electrician. In the UK, PAT testing has actually become an important part of Health and wellness requirements for landlords and employers, and all portable electrical devices must be accredited as safe. PAT testing is designed for the protection of employees and renters; portable appliances can include microwaves, televisions, kettles and practically anything else that can be linked to the mains.
If you believe that you might require PAT testing, contact Millers to learn more and a free quote. We have comprehensive experience with the PAT process, and will handle both small jobs of under 10 appliances, along with big jobs of over a hundred. We are totally certified to perform the tests to an impressive standard, and every evaluated appliance is labelled with a pass or fail.
Under strict PAT regulations, numerous appliances require PAT testing at routine periods. The actual time between tests depends upon the type of device and the environment in which it is generally used: an annual test is the common requirement.
Is PAT testing really that important?
As a landlord or employer it is your responsibility to make sure that your premises are safe. If somebody has an accident and you have not taken necessary safety measures, you will be liable.
Would it not be cheaper for me to have an employee carry out the PAT testing?
Although many people think that this is the case, you must factor in the cost of training, as PAT testing is very important and must be carried out competently and to a professional standard. As well as this, PAT equipment and software must be purchased, which could see your costs spiralling up considerably higher than simply calling Millers.
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