To comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, it is essential that regular PAT Testing is carried out on any electrical equipment that could cause injury in the workplace.
While many electrical faults can be identified by visual examination, PAT Testing or Portable Appliance Testing is highly effective at identifying defects that you cannot see. When carried out as part of your electrical maintenance system by a qualified electrician, you can be confident that you are providing a safe working environment for your employees.
Commercial PAT Testing
At 24/7 Electrician Gloucester, we offer a complete range of PAT Testing for all types of electrical equipment including:
- Power Tools
- Extension Leads
- IT and Office Equipment
- Commercial Kitchen Equipment
- Lamps & Light Installations
PAT Testing Rules & Regulations
While there are no fixed guidelines as to how often you should carry out PAT Testing, we recommend that you test larger electrical appliances such as power tools every two years and smaller items such as extension cables and bedside lamps every year. Frequent testing not only reduces the risk of electric shock and fire hazards in the workplace, but it can also lengthen the lifespan of the electrical appliance, so it is a wise investment for businesses of every size.
24/7 Electrician Gloucester PAT Testing
Regular PAT Testing by 24/7 Electrician Gloucester can help lower your business insurance premiums and keep your company compliant with the latest safety at work regulations. All our electricians are highly experienced in finding electrical defects and faults, and in most instances, will make any necessary repairs on the spot to avoid potential hazards. We are all NAPIT certified, and no job is too big or small.