PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING
SMS can offer qualified staff and calibrated equipment to carry out your PAT (portable appliance testing)
PAT testing is vital to ensure all electrical appliances and equipment are safe to use.
Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination, but some are only found when testing occurs.
PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers and self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.
A full PAT test includes a visual inspection of the appliance and an in-depth check using specialised PAT testing equipment. This test checks the earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance of the device. Some machines only require a reduced test, known as a PAT insulation test.
Frequency of PAT Testing There are recommendations for offices, shops and hotels that all stationary equipment and IT equipment is tested at least every 48 months. Moveable equipment should be tested at a minimum every 24 months.
We are happy to advise you on the frequency of testing.
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