Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT Testing) is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use in the work place. Some electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but others can only be found by testing.
At SV Security Systems our staff are trained to carry out comprehensive safety checks both visually and with our portable appliance test equipment. Any minor faults such as an incorrect fuse rating or a damaged plug will be corrected immediately so that the equipment is safe to use, and at no extra cost to you. A pass or fail sticker is the issued per item tested as appropriate. A certificate of testing is also provided for the business showing the results of all the tests.
Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislations was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipmetn regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.
Contact us for more information on how we can carry out PAT Testing at your business.
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’.
Once completed you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR).
A periodic inspection will:
Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
Identify any defective electrical work.
Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property