Portable Appliance Testing ( PAT Testing ) is an essential part of a Health & Safety policy for your business.

The Health & Safety Executive ( HSE ) states that 25% of reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances.

The Electricity at Work Regulations ( EWR ) places legal responsibility on employers & employees to comply with these regulations & as practically possible the duty of care to ensure that no danger results from using electrical equipment.

The Health & Safety at Work Act ( 1974 ) places an obligation on employees where appliances are used, on the public where they may use appliances in places such as Hotels, Hostels, Schools, Shops etc. Where appliances are supplied or hired and where appliances are serviced & repaired. This requires a systematic regular programme of maintenance, inspection & testing of Portable Appliances.

A fine of £5,000 per item not complying with regulations.Six month's imprisonment Possible charges of manslaughter in the even of deaths Landlords -The Tenant may also sue you for civil damages
Employers - the employee could claim against you Your property insurance or Public Liability Insurance may be invalid.
 
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Post Code
Name
Company
Tel No
Number of appliences
Date required
Email address
The frequency of inspection & testing required will vary depending on the following.
The environment - Equipment in a benign environment is likely to suffer less damage than equipment in an arduous environment.
The users - If users report damage promptly hazards will be avoided. Conversely, if equipment is likely to receive unreported abuse, more frequent inspection & testing is required.
The equipment construction - The safety of Class 1 equipment is dependent upon a connection with earth. Class 2 equipment is not dependent upon a fixed earth.
The equipment type - Appliances that are hand-held are more likely to be damaged than fixed appliances.
PAT testing requirements
Type of premises Formal visual inspection Combined inspection & testing
Offices & Shops
Stationary equipment 24 Months 48 Months
IT equipment 24 Months 48 Months
Movable equipment 12 Months 24 Months
Portable equipment 12 Months 24 Months
Hand-held equipment 6 Months 12 Months
Hotels
Stationary equipment 24 Months 48 Months
IT equipment 24 Months 48 Months
Movable equipment 12 Months 24 Months
Portable equipment 12 Months 24 Months
Hand-held equipment 6 Months 12 Monrhs
Equipment used by the public
Stationary equipment Monthly 12 Months
IT equipment Monthly 12 Months
Movable equipment Weekly 6 Months
Portable equipment Weekly 6 Months
Hand-held equipment Weekly 6 Months
Industrial including commercial kitchens
Stationary equipment None 12 Months
IT equipment None 12 Months
Movable equipment Monthly 6 Munths
Portable equipment Monthly 6 Months
Hand-held equipment Monthly 6 Months
Schools
Stationary equipment None 12 Months
IT equipment None 12 Months
Movable equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Portable equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Hand-held equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Construction sites 110V equipment
Stationary equipment Monthly 3 Months
IT equipment Monthly 3 Months
Movable equipment Monthly 3 Months
Portable equipment Monthly 3 Months
Hand-held equipment Monthly 3 Months
Portable appliance
An appliance of less than 18kg in mass that is intended to be moved whilst in operation or an appliance which can easily be moved from one place to another, e.g. vacuum cleaner, toaster, food mixer, etc.

Movable equipment (transportable)
This equipment is either:
18 kg or less in mass and not fixed, e.g. electric fire. or
Equipment with wheels, castors or other means to facilitate movement by the operator as required to perform its intended use, e.g. air conditioning unit

Hand Held equipment or appliances
This is portable equipment intended to be held in the hand during normal use, e.g. hair dryer.

Stationary equipment or appliances
This equipment has a mass exceeding 18kg and is not provided with a carrying handle, e.g. refrigerator

Fixed Equipment/appliances
This equipment or an appliance which is fastened to a support or otherwise secured in a specific location, e.g. bathroom heater

Appliances/equipment for building in
This equipment is intended to be installed in a prepared recess such as a cupboard or similar. In general, equipment for building in does not have exposure on all sides because one or more of the sides, additional protection against electrical shock is provided by the surroundings, e.g. built in electric cooker

Information technology equipment
Information technology equipment includes electrical business equipment such as computers and mains powered telecommunications equipment, and other equipment for general business use, such as mail processing machines, VDU's photo-copiers

PAT Testing for
Offices & Schools


Maintaining portable electric equipment in
low-risk environments

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We carry out PAT testing for Offices, Schools, Colleges, Libraries, Retail Outlets, Hair Salons, Pet Grooming Salons, Churches, Hotels, Gyms and many more. Please contact us today to discuss your businesses requirements.
Enter your details for a free no obligation quote
Post Code
Name
Company
Tel No
Number of appliences
Date required
Email address
We can offer an out of hours service in the evenings and weekends to cause minimal distribution to your business.
The frequency of inspection & testing required will vary depending on the following.
The environment - Equipment in a benign environment is likely to suffer less damage than equipment in an arduous environment.
The users - If users report damage promptly hazards will be avoided. Conversely, if equipment is likely to receive unreported abuse, more frequent inspection & testing is required.
The equipment construction - The safety of Class 1 equipment is dependent upon a connection with earth. Class 2 equipment is not dependent upon a fixed earth.
The equipment type - Appliances that are hand-held are more likely to be damaged than fixed appliances.
PAT testing requirements
Type of premises Formal visual inspection Combined inspection & testing
Schools
Stationary equipment None 12 Months
IT equipment None 12 Months
Movable equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Portable equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Hand-held equipment 4 Months 12 Months
Stationary equipment Monthly 3 Months
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