Portable Appliance Testing

portable-appliance-testingElectrical Design and Development now have an affiliation with a dedicated Portable Appliance Testing company to offer a very competitive service.

Portable Appliance Testing ( PAT )

PAT testing is necessary to ensure that appliances have not deteriated electrically over time and during use. Insulation can break down and in Class 1 appliances the earthed metalwork may have become disconnected. All appliances, whether industrial, commercial or domestic, should be tested periodically, the frequency depending on the type of appliance. Hand held appliances normally need more frequent testing, such as hair dryers & drills.

All appliances that are provided with rented property are the responsibilty of the landlords and should be tested annually. There could be penalties if a fatality occurred as a result of a breach of the regulations and a separate civil case was brought. If reported, the prosecuting authority would be the Health and Safety Executive.

What appliances are affected?

  • Fridge/freezers
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Kettle, coffee machines
  • Microwaves
  • Hairdryers
  • Mowers, hedge cutters
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toasters
  • Fan/wall heaters
  • Portable lamps
  • Irons

Please call or contact us here for a free quotation.

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by Abigail Andrews No Comments

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