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Con-Fused offers specialised PAT testing services at the domestic and commercial levels in Bexley. We ensure thorough electrical inspection and tests of the appliances for the accurate evaluation of the condition of the electrical systems and identification of issues and risks.
Our experienced electricians follow the best practices and utilise advanced PAT testing equipment to ensure your appliances’ safety.
Importance of PAT Testing
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) involves investigating electrical equipment and appliances to ensure the users’ safety. It helps you stay compliant with the legal regulations, reduce electrical hazards, avail insurance with the help of a PAT certificate issued, and demonstrate your commitment to the safety of individuals who use these appliances. Therefore, it is vital to engage a professional PAT service provider to determine the need for PAT testing.
In Bexley, portable appliance safety testing is essential for the following premises:
- Care Homes
- Exhibition Centres
- Public Halls
- Public Sector Organisations
- Rented Property
Legal Aspects of PAT Testing
According to the UK’s HSE (Health and Safety Executive), out of all electrical accidents, 25% of them involve portable appliances. Therefore, PAT testing is crucial to ensure the safety of portable appliances in commercial settings, which must be done at least once a year. Particular high-risk electrical equipment, however, may require more frequent testing.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 make employers, employees, and self-employed individuals legally responsible for compliance with regulations and provisions to take reasonable actions to avoid dangerous outcomes.
Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) makes it obligatory for employers to ensure the safety of their electrical equipment. This includes appliances used by employees, equipment used by people in public spaces such as hotels, hospitals, schools, shops, etc., and the spaces where the supply, hiring, repairing, or servicing of appliances is done.
Process of PAT Testing
We make sure to take all the required actions for rectifying the problems with your electrical equipment, and for this purpose, our company follows the process below for PAT testing:
- First of all, we conduct a visual inspection of appliances to trace any evident wear and tear, damages, and loose connections.
- Then, electrical tests are performed using specialised equipment to measure leakage current, insulation resistance, and earth continuity.
- Additional tests are also undertaken for integrated electrical appliances to ensure their safety.
- We use high-quality components to replace fused or faulty plugs.
- We generate reports regarding the working condition of appliances before and after performing the PAT test.
We are providing local PAT testing services for customers around Essex and London. Our specialist electricians handle various devices, including household appliances and commercial equipment. We prioritise your convenience while scheduling our visit to your premises.
You can contact us to get a quote for the cost associated with PAT testing in Bexley.
Different factors determine the electrical equipment testing frequency, including:
- The type of appliance
- The use of the appliance
- The location
PAT testing has no particular legal requirements. According to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, it is a legal obligation for employers and business owners to ensure the safety and proper functioning of electrical equipment. The testing also provides you with proof for getting potential electrical incident coverage.
Although PAT testing is not a legal requirement for domestic electrical appliances, it is highly suggested to ensure your home appliances’ safety. It helps identify and fix potential problems, mitigating possible risks and keeping the appliances in good working condition.
It takes a few hours to examine fewer appliances in smaller households; however, it takes more time to investigate more electrical equipment in larger houses. A professional and experienced PAT testing provider can give a more accurate estimate of time duration according to your particular needs.
The frequency of PAT testing varies with the type of business. However, PAT testing should be conducted with the help of experienced engineers almost every six months.
Our company is approved by NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) and provides quality work and reliable services.