What is a PAT Test?
Portable appliance testing, or PAT, is a process that helps to ensure the safety of electrical appliances. In order to carry out PAT, a qualified electrician will first inspect the appliance to make sure that it is in good working condition.
They will then carry out a series of tests to check for any potential hazards. These tests can include insulation resistance testing, earth continuity testing and polarity testing.
If any potential hazards are found, the electrician will take steps to fix the problem before the appliance is used again.
An electrician will provide you with a certificate after performing an inspection and testing on each appliance.
A PAT test should be carried out routinely, once a year, to prevent any accidents in the workplace.
Why Are PAT Tests Important?
Particularly in commercial environments, there are usually lots of appliances in use at any given time.
With this in mind, it’s advised that you arrange for your commercial property to be PAT tested every year to protect your staff.
With so many health and safety regulations to keep track of, it’s no wonder that some people neglect PAT testing. However, while it’s not a legal obligation, it’s an effective way to ensure your building is safe.
PAT testing involves checking electrical appliances for damage or faults. This includes items like kettles, toasters and computers.
While most electrical appliances are safe, over time they can become damaged or worn down, increasing the risk of electrocution or fire.
By having a PAT test, you can be sure that all of your electrical appliances are safe to use. Not only does this help to keep your employees and customers safe, but it could also save you money in the long run.
You will likely be held liable if a member of your staff becomes injured through the use of an unsafe device or appliance.
What to Expect from a PAT Test
At JPR Electrical, we offer a friendly and professional PAT testing service to property owners in Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.
We are fully qualified and insured, and our prices are highly competitive. We understand the importance of safety in the workplace, and our PAT testing service is designed to help ensure that your electrical equipment is safe to use.
We will test all of your appliances and provide you with a detailed report, so that you can be confident that your property is compliant with health and safety regulations.
Contact JPR Electrical Today
If you’re looking for a local electrician in the Northamptonshire area to carry out PAT Testing at your premises, or would like to book an electrical installation then please contact JPR Electrical today.
We offer periodic inspections as well as one-off inspections for both residential and commercial properties.