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P.A.T (Portable Appliance Testing)

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.

Why do we have to PAT test?

Electrical appliances start off perfectly safe, but with use can deteriorate to an extent where there is a risk of an electric shock or a fire. Just as regular MOT checks ensure the safety of cars on the road, PAT testing ensures that electrical appliances continue to be safe to use. For example a vacuum cleaner would be used heavily in s school or a hotel. In time it is likely that the cable may start pulling out of the plug or the wire could start fraying. If we don’t have a system of maintenance where these types of faults are picked up and put right it is very likely that someone would get an electric shock that could cause a fatality. Increasingly, insurance companies are stipulating Portable Appliance Testing as a necessary condition of insurance on most businesses. Businesses would range from, PAT testing computers in an office in “the shard” to PAT testing some appliances for a one man band hairdresser. It really does effect a wide range of areas.

How often do I have items tested?

There is no specific schedule set out. There are however guidelines to help. The frequency of testing depends on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. For example a high-risk item such as an electric drill should be tested more frequently than a low risk item such as a PC. Furthermore a drill that is used everyday in a high density manufacturing plant should be tested more frequently than a drill used only occasionally in an office environment. Essentially it is the responsibility of the employer to assess the risk involved and implement its own programme of testing. Most companies still opt for a blanket test of all equipment on an annual basis to ensure conformity.

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