Items such as microwaves, fridges, kettles, phone and laptop chargers, computer equipment etc must be in a safe working condition. Of course, those items that are in high use or that are moved around regularly are more likely to become damaged or unsafe. Many defects can be found visually but some require an in depth inspection. Items are connected to calibrated PAT testing equipment which tests and records the readings from the appliance.
Although PAT Testing is not a legal requirement The Electricity at Work Regulation 1989 requires “that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.” Most businesses have their portable appliances tested once a year to ensure that everything is maintained in a safe condition and does not have the potential to cause any harm to staff or customers.
ProActive can provide a one off annual PAT testing service for your business. Alternatively we can include PAT testing in a bespoke planned maintenance program to suit your requirements.