Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT) is the procedure of regularly inspecting electrical appliances for safety, and must be performed by a certified electrical contractor. In the UK, PAT testing has become an essential part of Health and wellness requirements for property managers and employers, and all portable electrical devices must be certified as safe. PAT testing is created for the protection of staff members and tenants; portable home appliances can include microwaves, televisions, kettles and practically anything else that can be linked to the mains.
If you think that you might need PAT testing, contact Millers to find out more and a complimentary quote. We have substantial experience with the PAT process, and will take on both small tasks of under ten home appliances, as well as big jobs of over a hundred. We are completely qualified to perform the tests to a flawless standard, and every evaluated appliance is labelled with a pass or fail.
Under strict PAT guidelines, many appliances need PAT testing at regular periods. The actual time in between tests depends upon the kind of home appliance and the environment in which it is generally used: a yearly test is the typical 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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