PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)

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PAT testing ensures that any portable appliances that you have in your business, home or rental property are safe to use.

It is a legal requirement for companies to undertake regular electrical testing and here at Blu-Fish we ensure that you are meeting your responsibilities as laid out in the:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Landlords providing residential accommodation, regardless of their size, must ensure that all electrical appliances that are supplied as part of the tenancy agreement are safe to use and regularly PAT tested and any new or repaired items must be tested before use.

PAT testing helps to:

  • Reduce the risk of fires due to damaged and faulty electrical appliances
  • Reduce the risk of electrical shocks due to damaged and faulty electrical appliances
  • Help with insurance claims for damage caused by fire due to electrical appliances
  • Ensure the safety of staff, customers and tenants in your business or property
  • Comply with legal requirements

PAT tests take around 3 or 4 minutes to complete per appliance, depending on the size and type of equipment being tested. The appliance is checked for any damage to plugs, cables, flexes and wiring as well as checking for correct wiring of plugs and the correct use of fuses. The appliance is then plugged into a portable tester where a number of different electrical tests are carried out. Once passed a label is placed on the appliance with an asset number and date when the next PAT test will be due, clearly marked. Contact us today to book your PAT test appointment.