Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Services

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Services

Keeping your portable appliances safe and compliant in accordance with the
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Plant and Safety Limited are industry experts and national providers for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) Services. 

Our focus is on minimising disruption to your business operations whilst keeping your electrical equipment compliant in accordance with the requirements defined under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and British Standard 7671 (18th Edition, 2018). All of our portable appliance testing engineers are highly experienced and hold relevant City and Guilds qualifications.

As a national provider for portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) services, we strive to provide the best service, advice, and support possible. We also understand that electrical testing can be a challenge for companies to co-ordinate , which is why all our planning teams work closely with your business to ensure that you receive the highest standards of customer care and support throughout the entire process. 

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What is involved in Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)?

Portable Appliance Testing, also known as ‘PAT Testing’, is the testing and inspection process of any portable electrical equipment in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Our highly qualified portable appliance testing engineers will carry out a visual examination of each piece of electrical equipment, as well as completing a series of electrical tests using a specialist PAT testing device. Typical electrical tests include an Earth Continuity Test, Insulation Test, and a Leakage Test. Other tests may also be carried out depending on the type of equipment being tested. 

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Is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) a Legal Requirement?

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires employers and building owners ‘to maintain electrical systems as far as is reasonably practicable to prevent danger’. In order to fulfil this legal requirement, guidelines can be found within British Standard 7671 (18th Edition, 2018). BS7671 makes it clear that portable appliance testing must be conducted in order to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger. Failure to comply with the British Standard or Electricity at Work Regulations can lead to hefty fines or even imprisonment

Employers, building owners, and equipment owners must be able to demonstrate compliance with BS 7671 (18th Edition) and this should include a system of recorded inspections and tests, undertaken by a ‘competent person’. 

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How often should Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) be carried out?

The frequency of inspection and testing depends on the type of equipment, and the environment on which it is used in. 

Typically, a Class 1 item would be inspected every 12 months, whereas a Class 2/IT item may be inspected every 24 months. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also provide guidance to assist in determining frequencies, however sometimes the guidance can be confusing. 

Our team of industry experts and customer advisers can provide the best advice on how to demonstrate compliance with BS 7671 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. 

WHY CHOOSE PLANT AND SAFETY?


Industry Experts

Our team has extensive experience in providing Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services across all sectors within the UK. Our team of passionate industry experts work closely with our customers to keep their equipment and their people both safe and compliant


Quality Assurance

Our All of our services are backed by an extensive list of nationally recognised Accreditations and Industry Body Memberships. Our Accreditations and Memberships include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, NPORS, CHAS, Safecontractor, Safe PQQ, ROSPA, and the British Safety Council


National Service Provider

Plant and Safety are a national provider of Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. Our national team of highly qualified, experienced, and competent trainers and engineers work closely with our customers to keep equipment and people both safe and compliant


Online Inspection Database

All of our Testing, Inspection, and Certification customers are automatically granted with access to our online inspection database to download examination reports for any equipment certified by Plant and Safety. Our inspection database runs on the industry leading ‘Motion Kinetic’ software



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ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Plant and Safety Limited ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Accreditation
Plant and Safety Limited ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Accreditation

CONTACT PLANT AND SAFETY LIMITED

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB