PAT Testing 110v equipment for site work
110 volts of electricity is safer than 230 volts; getting an electric shock from 110 volts of electricity is unlikely to kill you, and so due to the higher risks on construction sites we use 110v equipment.
We carry out PAT testing for 110v and any other type of electrical appliance to be used on or off site; we have CSCS visitors cards should you need us to visit a site, but if all the appliances can be put in one place to be tested that would be appreciated.
‘Building sites’ by their very nature are dangerous places, unless they’re well managed – there are plenty of risks associated with working in these environments, and we don’t want defective portable appliances to be one of them.
PAT testing 110v equipment
The construction industry uses 110v equipment instead of 230v, on site, for health and safety reasons. Equipment with 110v construction is ‘dual phased’ provided by a 230 to 110v centre tapped transformer, making the 110v 2 x 55v supplies, thus even lower voltage.
This means that consequently the voltage is a lot safer to use, and unlikely to kill you in the event of an accident.
However, even with this extra level of safety in mind, you should not take any risks, and make sure electrical equipment is checked regularly, preferably every 3 months.
Let us check your 110v tools to make sure they are safe
- The main reason we use 110v equipment is for health and safety
- 110v equipment is dual-phased, provided by a 230 to 110 volt centre tapped transformer
- The 110 volts supply is 2 x 55 volt supplies
This lower voltage is a lot safer to use and unlikely to prove fatal should there be a problem.