Envirofacilities UK Ltd

PAT Testing

Nationwide PAT Testing for Businesses

Are you searching for a reliable electrical contractor to PAT Test your electrical equipment? Envirofacilities UK Ltd offer a large range of commercial electrical services, including PAT testing for businesses of any size. Call us today for a quote.

Does my business need PAT Testing?

If you’re using any electrical appliances, they need to be kept in a good, safe condition.

Although there’s currently no legal requirement for annual PAT tests, the electricity at work regulations (1989) places a legal responsibility on employers, self-employed persons, and even employees to ensure no harm comes to users from electrical equipment. That means, for businesses large and small, a regular system of inspection and maintenance should really be in place.

The recognised procedure for inspecting electrical equipment is the Portable Appliance Test (or PAT test). PAT testing annually will find any faults and determine whether your equipment remains safe for use or whether it needs replacing.

Whilst there is also no legal requirement to label equipment you’ve had tested, or to keep records of the testing, for those of you in the events or entertainment industry, many venues will expect to see that all the electrical equipment you bring onto their site has been PAT tested and shows a valid PAT testing sticker. Also, labelling and keeping records demonstrates you have an inspection system in place, and helps you monitor its effectiveness – so is a useful management tool.

PAT Testing your Electrical Equipment

Envirofacilities UK Ltd can carry out PAT testing nationwide, either as a one-off or as a regular contract. We always aim to cause you minimum disruption, and work at times that suit your business hours. All testing is performed by one of our qualified testers, starting with a complete visual inspection, followed by an in-depth check using specialised, calibrated PAT testing equipment. This will check the earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance of the appliance being tested.

Each item will either pass or fail the test. When an item passes, a PASS sticker will be attached. In the event of an item failing, a FAIL sticker will be applied so the item can be disposed of appropriately. The stickers will show the contact details of the tester, the date of the test, and the date the retest is due.

To get your questions answered, or to book PAT testing for your business, contact us.

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