PAT (portable appliance testing) is the process by which electrical appliances are checked for safety. This is normally done through a series of electronic tests and visual inspections. The best way of making sure that each of your appliances is safe is having a portable appliance testing carried out on them. That’s a good way for companies to make sure that they’re meeting their legal obligations of maintaining high electrical safety standards in their buildings. Here are some of the benefits and importance of PAT testing for compliance and reducing the risk of accidents:
Reduces the Risk of Fire and Electrocution
PAT testing locates faults in your electrical appliances that may not have been detected until after killing someone or destroying the property of a business through fire. Typically, PAT testing is will be carried out on your electrical appliances, the same way an inspection will be carried out on wiring installations. Both of them are essential, for the same reasons: a fault usually leads to electric shock and you do not want that to happen.
In the worst situation, the electric shock becomes electrocution. You’ll die if you get electrocuted, and your death is going to be a painful one. When PAT is performed correctly, it reduces and eliminates the risk of fire and electrocution. Accidents due to faulty electrics are twenty times more likely to leave their victim dead than any other accident types. PAT Testing detects faults that can lead to electrocution and then removes them.
It Helps With Law Compliance
This includes the following laws:
• Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
• Health and Safety at Work Act
• PUWER (Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)
• The EAW (Electricity at Work Regulations)
Help in Protecting the Insurance
Insurance firms require you to always comply with the laws of health and safety; if you do not maintain electrical appliances to a level that is satisfactory and cannot prove that your appliances are safe, the insurer may consider your policy as invalid. When a claim has been made in regard to an electrical accident that involves portable appliances without the proper PAT Testing Certificate, Insurance firms may decide to decline any claim. Insurance firms expect you to get your electrical appliances checked annually.
If you need the services of PAT testing in Manchester, contact Pulse Electrix. We are qualified electricians and experienced in all kinds of electrics with more than 15 year’s experience. We carry out all kinds of industrial, commercial as well as domestic work. This includes electrical faults like tripping or blowing fuses as well as full re-wires. All our work meets BS7671, which is the ET Regulations Amendment 3 and the building regulations.
We do this ensuring high-quality standards with more than 150 plus 5-star ratings. You will not pay any call out charge except when work is being taken. Public and employee liability insurance is covered up to 10,000,000.00 pounds. We also have competitive local rates.