PAT (portable appliance testing) is where electrical appliances are checked for safety. This is carried out through a range of electronic tests and visual inspections. The number one method of guaranteeing that each of your appliances is safe is having portable appliance testing carried out on them. That’s a good way for companies to make sure that they’re meeting their legal obligations of maintaining high electrical safety standards in their buildings.

It Helps With Law Compliance

This includes the following laws:

• Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
• Health and Safety at Work Act
• PUWER (Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)
• The EAW (Electricity at Work Regulations)

Help in Protecting the Insurance

Insurance companies require you to always comply with the laws of health and safety; if you do not maintain electrical appliances to a level that is satisfactory and cannot prove that your appliances are safe, the insurer may consider your policy invalid. When a claim has been made in regard to an electrical accident that involves portable appliances without the proper PAT Testing Certificate, Insurance firms may decide to decline any claim. Insurance firms expect you to get your electrical appliances checked annually.

If you need PAT testing services, contact R D Nelmes.