Portable Appliance Testing, otherwise known as PAT, involves the testing of electrical equipment that includes detachable leads and plugs.
Portable Appliance Testing is a preventative action, identifying unsafe and ineffective operations before they occur.
Why Should You Conduct PAT Testing?
There are countless reasons to conduct portable appliance testing, some of these reasons include:
Safety from electrical shocks and fires due to faulty appliances.
Compliance with Occupational, Health & Safety regulations.
Ensuring your appliances are operating efficiently and effectively.
Can give you advance notice that an appliance is coming close to its end of efficient operating life.
When Should PAT Be Conducted?
PAT should be conducted at regular intervals, depending upon the type of device / devices that are being tested.
If the environment in which the appliance is working, such as around heat or moisture, or perhaps it is being used a lot, testing should be more frequent to ensure safety.
After testing has been performed, a date will be recommended for the next test ensuring its safety.
What is Tested?
Helping You To Meet Specific Regulations...
One of the most important areas of electrical safety is the regular inspection and testing of electrical appliances to ensure that they comply with the safety requirements set out in the relevant regulation.
PAT can comprise a wide range of testing types, depending upon what is being tested and its specific characteristics (e.g. age and use). Some types include the Leakage Current Test, Insulation Resistance Test, Type Test, Bond Test, Earth Resistance Test, Earth Continuity Test, Screen Test, Polarity Test and RCD Trip Time Test. Plugs and leads are also tested.
Because Portable Appliances are present in both commercial and residential areas, it is strongly recommended that homeowners and landlords also conduct regularly PAT testing. This will help protect your family and tenants from danger due to unsafe devices.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements and book a PAT test for your appliances: +353 (0)1 839 5116
The team here at RFC Fire And Security Systems is committed to partnering with you for your PAT Testing needs.
If you’re interested in protecting your home or business with a regular PAT Testing system to ensure all the appliances your team and yourself use then call today and find out how our friendly and knowledgeable team can help you.
Contact us today at +353 (0)1 839 5116 to speak to our experienced team about our PAT Testing services.