What is Pat Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing is a process by which electrical appliances are routinely checked to see whether they are safe.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are approximately 1,000 major electrical related injuries reported each year. These can involve burns and electrical shocks and of these injuries around 30 of them are fatal.
The government in their latest Fire Statistics Bulletin, report that 5,391 fires were caused by "other electrical appliances" in 2006. Of these fires, 907 caused casualty and of those, 12 were fatal. A proper program of PAT Testing is essential to help ensure that electrical related accidents are prevented.
We specialise in Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) within various business sectors. We are committed to providing a professional service to small and medium business throughout Northern Ireland. We provide a fast reliable and professional services covering schools, hospitals, construction sites and offices.
Health & Safety Regulations:
The law simply requires an employer to ensure that electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. The tests should be performed by a ‘competent’ person using a PAT Tester machine. This should be done at regular intervals to ensure continual safety. The frequency depends on the type of appliance and environment it is used in.
Many types of equipment requires testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety. The interval between tests depends on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in. As an employer it is your legally responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all your electrical appliances. This includes regular inspection and testing.
We will at all times supply each customer with the following::
- Certificate of compliance
- Register of all equipment tested
- All equipment will be labelled to certify it has been tested
All work undertaken by Site Safety adheres to the relevant British Standards, and all our work is completed to ISO 9001 standard.
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