PAT testing, or portable appliance testing, is a part of all Health and Safety policies for landlords, employers and the self-employed. The inspection of small portable appliances makes sure they are safe to use and allow safety certificates for letting agents to be issued.
EF Electrical offers PAT testing, London wide, for all kinds of businesses, the public sector, landlords and housing associations. We’ve been in the electrical business for over 40 years and have gained a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy.
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), 25% of all reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances which is why PAT Testing is such an important aspect of every Health & Safety Policy.
As an employer you must adhere to the Electricity at Work Regulations and take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of danger when using electrical equipment. So regular maintenance, inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances is vital.
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) where appliances are used by employees or the public or are hired, supplied, serviced or repaired, they must be tested to ensure that they are safe for use. This also covers the appliances used by any remote or home workers that you employ as well as agency workers and subcontractors.
How often PAT testing is carried out depends on the appliance type and the level of risk it carries and how and where it is used. The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) has published its Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment which forms the basis of UK portable appliance testing.
To book your London PAT Testing or to find out more, call 020 8444 5630 or get in touch online.