Ipswich PAT testing, “In service Appliance Testing”(PAT) is for businesses
In Service Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is the inspection and or testing that is required of all portable electrical appliances. This is to assess their operational safety and the safety of personnel operating the equipment. At Barton Electrical we service the wider region but we can offer a fast, responsive and hassle free Ipswich PAT testing service.
What is classed as a portable appliance and what requires PAT Testing?
Portable appliances are any item of electrical equipment that has a power lead with a plug that is intended to be connected to the mains electricity supply. Or, connected directed to the fixed wiring of your premises. These items are required to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in a safe working condition.
Who is responsible?
You as a Principal Duty Holder will take that risk assessment for each item of equipment and put into place an action plan for when visual inspection is required. Also when a full test is to be carried out.
It is also your responsibility to ensure that the person who carried out the visual inspection is competent and trained to carry this very important task out.
It is additionally your responsibility to ensure that the test engineer who is carrying the full electrical test has the correct equipment and is skilled to BS: 7671:2008 amendment 2011 of the Wiring Regulations and the Electricity at Work act. In service inspection and testing Revision 4 as when the appliance is reconnected to your installation it is electrical safe so no risk.
Should the equipment be labelled to show it has been tested?
Each appliance should be appropriately marked to record the examination date or to display the date for re-testing and the result of the test (passes or fail).
We at Barton Electrical can issue that report and forward an electronic copy with certificate for your records. This can be tailored to individual rooms, areas, vehicles or people – bespoke to your needs.
PAT Testing is required to ensure your business complies with The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 and many insurance companies will insist this is done before they will start or renew a policy. PAT testing is a legal requirement in many instances and it can also void any existing insurance cover if these regulations are not met. If you are local and require the Ipswich PAT Testing experts, call today and to book your appointment. At Barton Electrical we offer the latest in technology and leading Ipswich PAT testing techniques, call us on 07976 685746.
We know this can seem an inconvenience at times or something which may not immediately be important when running a business. The problem is the repercussions of it going wrong, they are huge and with us helping you then peace of mind, low cost and fast results are just call away. This is always better than the alternative.
Barton Electrical offer a consultancy service for assessing the risk to your business and then ongoing test and inspections. PAT testing is a requirement for UK landlords and if you require this service, we are number one for Ipswich PAT testing.
For more information contact us as we are truly Ipswich PAT testing experts.