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Why PAT Test?

Why PAT Test?

Why PAT Test? Should I Consider PAT Testing?

Neglecting faulty equipment can result in injury, damage to other property, lost income, or even death. This in-turn can lead to heavy fines by the court; for breaching your legal statutory responsibilities. It is a statutory requirement to ensure that your electrical equipment is safe for use by your employees.

In the more severe and serious instances of injury and death, you could be liable for other (more serious) legal consequences, and your insurance claims could even be invalidated leaving you financially unprotected.

Many insurance companies require the insured to comply with all current regulations. This includes the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which state that "As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger". See: Legal Requirements.

PAT Testing is an accepted method of performing the appropriate testing to ensure that your electrical equipment is safe. Your equipment will undergo rigorous testing before an acceptance certificate is issued for the item. See: How We PAT Test.

All business from the corner shop, to large corporate companies and every business in between need to maintain their electrical appliances whether permanently connected or connected by a plug and socket-outlet.

What needs to be carried out to comply with current legislation?

  • Formal visual inspection. Checking for damaged components, cables or connectors.
  • Diagnostics Tests, which can include:
    • Earth Continuity Test
    • Insulation Resistance Test
    • Substitute Leakage Measurement Test
    • Dielectric Strength Test
    • Pre-Load Check
    • Load Test
    • Protective Conductor Test
  • Keeping up-to-date records that can be used as a means of showing your compliance.
See: How We PAT Test

PAT Testing is a recognised method of proving your compliance with the statutory requirements, for both legal channels and most insurance companies. By PAT Testing you are taking reasonable action to prevent damage and injury caused by faulty equipment.

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