PAT Testing or Portable Appliance Testing is the name given for the process of routinely checking electrical items to make sure they are safe to use. This includes a formal visual inspection, fuse rating check, insulation resistance check, earth polarity check (where applicable) and to check the plug has been wired correctly. Our company is a fully
approved member of the NICEIC.
To ensure the highest quality of standards, at AP Mitchell we do not sub-contract our work to other companies. All of our engineers are fully qualified and fully security screened in order for them to work in environments such as schools, nurseries, hospitals, care homes etc. and will arrive on site at a pre-agreed time and date in full uniform carrying photographic identification.
Employers have a duty of care with respect to your insurers and the risks they take in underwriting your business.
Many Businesses are unaware of the Insurance implications of not having an up-to-date Portable Appliance Testing program in place. Failure to carry out the necessary tests may result in your insurance company refusing to pay out in the unfortunate circumstances of an accident or a fire. Did you know that over 25% of fires start from portable appliances in the UK?
Frequency of testing depends on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. For example, a school would require PAT testing more often than an office, as its classified higher risk. The frequencies we recommend are based on the guidelines by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Institution and our own experience.
If you would like know more about PAT testing, the PAT test itself, our services or would like a fast, free quote please get in touch with us.