Commercial Portable Appliance Testing (“PAT Testing”)

Comprehensive PAT testing at competitive prices

Barton Knight Electrical provides a reliable portable appliance testing (“PAT testing”) service using testers who are fully qualified using up to date PAT equipment (which is calibrated annually). All PAT testing is carried out to the IEE code of practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment standards, and fully documented and recorded test results are supplied.

Portable appliance testing will be conducted at your premises at times to suit you thus helping to minimising disruption to your business.

LANDLORDS – All Landlords who let their property as a business activity are required by law to ensure the equipment they supply with the tenancy is safe. The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment including white goods, cookers, toasters, etc provided in rental accommodation, regardless of whether they are new or second hand must be safe. We strongly advise that the PAT test is conducted BEFORE the start of any new let.

BUSINESSES – A PAT test is an essential part of any businesses Health & Safety Policy. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires, ALL employers in the UK to ensure that work equipment is both safe and fit for purpose. For this to be achieved a PAT test must be carried out.

Your property or business insurance might be invalidated in the event of any claim without a valid PAT test.

We carry out PAT testing for Offices, Factories, NHS hospitals, private hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, mod, local authorities, emergency services, public houses, clubs, bars, restaurants, garages, hotels, guest houses, theme parks, caravan parks, warehouses, construction sites, airports, landlords, estate agents, retail shops and stores, banks, building societies and many more…

Reasons for PAT testing

  • Minimise risk of death or injury to yourself, your employees and visitors to your premises
  • Risk of fire through faulty electrical appliances
  • Legal requirements – Health and Safety regulations
  • Insurance requirements

Many insurance companies require PAT testing. Your insurance policy may be invalidated if you have not complied with PAT requirements so any claims made on the policy could be refused.

What is PAT testing and why do we need it?

PAT testing is a specialised process of testing all portable, electrical appliances to ensure they are safe. Typically it is a routine procedure for people who work with electrical appliances, or have them in a working environment.

Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health and safety policy. The Health & Safety Executive states that around 1,000 electrical accidents are reported each year and about 25 people die of their injuries.

Portable Appliance Testing regulations

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.

The Electricity at Work Regulations state that all electrical equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition. The Health & Safety Executive recommend that you comply with the regulations an inspection and testing schedule must be implemented at all work places. The frequency of this schedule will depend on the type of equipment and on the environment which it is being used.

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