Useful information regarding portable appliance testing – almost anything could be getting discussed here, but it will always be to do with PAT testing.

 

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What is "PAT"?

PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing - which is the term used to describe the inspection and testing of electrical appliances to ensure they're safe to be used.   Most defects of the appliance can be found by a visual inspection…
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Do other people use your premises?

Do yo have others using your premises, bringing electrical appliances on site and using them? If you run a hotel and let mobile discos use your premises have you checked to make sure their equipment is safe? Do you run a conference centre…
Portable appliance testing in GP practices

Portable appliance testing at GP Practices; CQC Requirements

We have many GP Practices that get annual PAT testing done; most because that's what they think they need, but this is a waste of your time and money. Bet you didn't expect to see that be said by a PAT Testing company. The CQC requires…
Portable appliance testing in GP practices

How doctors surgeries can save money on their PAT Testing

The CQC requires periodic PAT Testing but does it specify annual PAT tests? Based on the assumption that low risk equipment in low risk environments don't need annual PAT testing there presents an opportunity to reduce your costs when it comes…
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PAT Testing in Offices - Office PAT Testing - PAT testing computers

As a PAT testing company we specialise in low risk environments, namely offices. IT equipment is relatively easy to inspect and test to check it is safe; many electrical appliances don't ever need a test (they will need inspecting though), and…
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Free Socket Checks - We check sockets for free

  When you get PAT testing quotes you're going to come across many companies wanting to charge you for socket checks... Checking sockets is not a formal part of PAT testing, but is part of the fixed wiring inspection, although…
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Charity Shops - Selling donated electrical appliances

Electrical goods donated to charity shops must be checked for safety before they can be sold to customers of the shop; they can't just be sold in the conditions they are received in. Appliances need to be checked by an appropriate person, ideally…
RCD

Use an RCD on appliances used outside or in the wet

An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. …
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PAT Testing Frequency

In a large business, where there are hundreds, if not thousands, of electrical appliances, the employer has a legal duty to make sure that they are safe. If you want to, you can find a PAT Testing company who will give you the cheapest price…
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Who is a Duty Holder?

A duty holder is, ultimately... You. As a business manager, owner, director, health and safety manager, supervisor or even user you could be the Duty Holder. If you are responsible for a business, part of it, or the equipment it uses then…