PAT Testing Redcar
Professional PAT Testing Services from S&S Electrics
S&S Electrics, offer PAT testing to all clients throughout Redcar and the surrounding areas of the North East. We’ve been carrying out PAT tests for many years now, this has allowed us to acquire and develop our key and needed skills to carry out the most exceptional quality of PAT testing. When carried out correctly PAT testing will reduce and effectively eliminate the risk of electrocution or fire. Although nothing is 100% guaranteed but in comparison with doing nothing and having absolutely no PAT tests completed in your property, it is a generous added benefit. If you look at the bigger picture your business stands to lose a lot if it is affected by a fire, by calling our team today we can give your appliances a regular PAT test! With electrical accidents approximately 20 times more likely to kill the victim than any other types of accident, businesses can’t really afford to avoid PAT testing.
What is PAT Testing?
PAT testing is more commonly known as ‘Portable Appliance Testing’, and it is used to comply with the multiple health and safety legislations that have been put in place; it is a vital part of any Health and Safety policy. PAT testing is done using a series of specialised testing procedures on your portable appliances. Because of this, the word ‘portable’ is a bit misleading. There are actually seven categories of appliance which should be considered for PAT testing or, at least, visual inspections:
- Fixed appliances
- Stationary appliances
- IT appliances
- Moveable appliances
- Portable appliances
- Cables and chargers
- Hand Held appliances
What Does a PAT Test Consist Of?
The PAT testing services that S&S Electrical offer throughout Billingham consist of a few steps. The steps that are involved in our PAT testing services include:
A visual inspection, checking for the following:
- Damaged plugs and equipment, including overheating, burn marks or discolouration
- Damaged flexes
- Correctly rated fuse
- Correctly wired plugs
We then carry out a series of tests, which may include:
- Insulation resistance
- Earth continuity testing
- Polarity tests
- Earth leakage tests
Is PAT testing a Legal Obligation?
PAT testing is not, in itself, a legal obligation. However, current UK legislation states that businesses must maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition. They also have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public. Because PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to do this, particularly for high risk or large, complex environments, it has become a standard way of meeting this legal obligation.
Contact S&S Electrics for PAT Testing in Redcar
If you are based in Redcar or the surrounding areas and you require additional information on the PAT testing services that we offer, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding PAT testing and the services that we provide. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we possibly can.
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