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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
At MJP Electrical, all our engineers are trained to City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing Level, specifically for the periodic testing and inspection of electrical equipment.
Therefore, we are able to carry out periodic PAT tests on all of your electrical appliances to ensure that they comply with the electrical regulations and are safe to use. Failure to test equipment regularly could lead to electrical safety problems due to faulty wiring or appliance faults which, if not attended to, could lead to injury or even death.
Don’t compromise on your electrical safety. Get in touch to find out about our PAT testing services.
Download our FREE Guide - Why do I need to PAT test my business?
Our guide covers what is meant by a PAT test, reasons for having the electrical appliances in your business tested, the safety implications of using dangerous appliances and your legal obligations as a business owner.
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Frequently asked questions
Let us answer your important questions
A: Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.
A: There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.
The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:
- Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
- The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999
Not complying with the above mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties. So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.
Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained. This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns.
PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily. Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.