PAT for Businesses and Landlords

Appliance testing for bristol's businesses

Portable appliance testing for your business or rented property

What is a PAT test?

This is a routine inspection of electrical appliances to check they are safe for continued use.A PAT test is a visual inspection and an in depth internal inspection using specialist equipment, this equipment or PAT tester checks for earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity.

What is the purpose of an appliance test?

Its purpose is to prevent a work place injury or incident, this is also relevant for landlords, if you supply a tenant with an electrical appliance you are responsible for their safety

What appliances need a P.A.T

The word portable is miss-leading, it means any appliance that has a plug attached to it

Portable appliances come under several categories:

  • 1. Hand held appliances
  • 2. Cables and chargers
  • 3. Fixed appliances
  • 4. IT appliances
  • 5. Stationary appliances
  • 6. Moveable appliances
  • 7. Portable appliances

Is PAT a legal requirement?

Portable appliance testing is not a legal requirement , but UK legislation states that businesses have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees and supplied electrical equipment is maintained and in a safe condition.

You as the employer are responsible to ensure the safety of employees and members of the public, getting your items PAT tested is the best way to keep you covered.

PAT testing regulations in the UK

  • The health and safety at work act 1974
  • The electricity at work regulations 1989
  • The provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998
  • The management of health and safety at work regulations 1999

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