What is Portable Appliance Testing?
A term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical defects are identified by visual examination, but there are also some defects that can only be found by physical testing.
It is essential to understand the principles of visual examination which is a key part of PATs. The duty holder can provide basic internal training assisted by a brief checklist to form an electrical safety maintenance program. However, more formal visual Inspection and Testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used.
Plym PAT Testing do get asked of intervals between PAT Testing, this is down to your companies Risk Assessment – we are always happy to advise and recommend through the Code of Practice. We do not test unnecessary, all repairs are discussed internally prior to any progression unless the repair is a re-terminate or plug top which we will do as part of our role.
What is included in our service?
- Thermal Binded Asset Report Document
- Back up Data Disc with PATs documents on if required
- A full inventory of assets and location
- Polypropylene labels with unique reference
- Certificate of compliance referenced to inventory
- Minor repairs
- Out of hours testing if required
- Timely renewal reminders