Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
phs Compliance is the UK's most experienced and largest provider of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing), for electrical appliances with a history dating back to 1991 and today conducting over 10-million PAT tests a year.
As defined by HSE, PAT testing equipment involves the technical examination and visual inspection of electrical appliances and equipment by a competent person to ensure they are safe to use. All electrical appliance testing is done by our qualified portable appliance testers and electrical equipment engineers and includes checking earth connection, basic insulation and everything else needed for compliant electrical systems.
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Our portable appliance testers help ensure that businesses and public facilities throughout the UK meet all PAT testing requirements for the safety of employees and visitors and prevention of fires caused by electrical defects. This includes in depth visual inspection of any type of appliance or electrical equipment by a competent person with up to date testing equipment.
Thanks to our local and nationwide coverage for portable appliance inspection and testing, employing over 160 qualified electrical engineers, phs Compliance conducts electrical PAT Testing for any type of electrical equipment around your operational hours without disrupting staff, customers or visitors. This goes for any type of equipment from vending machines and washing machines to vacuum cleaners and power tools.
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PAT Testing applies under the Electrical work regulations 1989 which places duties on employers to ensure that all electrical portable equipment and systems are safe and do not pose dangers to employees or visitors.
The Regulations recommend that maintenance, including test results, should be kept throughout the working life of the electrical equipment including those connected by a plug and socket outlet.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Code of Practice governs these visual inspection procedures, requiring in Regulation 4(2), that: 'as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.'
As well as the damage caused by defective equipment, including fire and danger to health and life, failure to maintain these items can result in regulatory penalties and legal action.
As experts in the field of statutory electrical testing, phs Compliance helps to ensure that your business or organisation fully complies with all electrical safety regulations.