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July 2018

FAQs – Answers to some common questions that get asked about PAT Testing

By |2020-01-20T20:19:33+00:00July 26th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

We get these questions asked a lot; perhaps you have other questions - ask them in the comments section and we will respond.  Why do electrical appliances need PAT testing? Electrical appliances need PAT testing to maintain safety standards - an appliance that is not safe is dangerous; a dangerous appliance starts fires or gives the user an electric [...]

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If staff bring personal electrical equipment into work does it need testing?

By |2020-02-03T15:08:43+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info, Safety in offices|

Yes it does; you are responsible for electrical equipment used at work, whether you have supplied it or not.  What would happen if that appliance caught fire or caused an accident - would you be protected if you hadn't checked the appliance was safe?    Consider this: You take action to ensure your equipment is maintaining safety standards by [...]

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Do we need to PAT test new equipment?

By |2020-01-09T20:34:26+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

If I had to give you the answer to this question, I would say "better safe than sorry, get it tested", but ultimately the final decision is yours.  Most people say that you don't need to get new equipment PAT tested but it is up to your company policy If you are confident that the new equipment you have [...]

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What happens if an appliance fails the tests?

By |2020-01-20T20:09:36+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

If we fail an appliance we will advise you what to do; either repair it or dispose of it.  PAT Testing is as much about finding faulty appliances and fixing them as it is about confirming appliances are safe. If an appliance fails it may be repairable; if we can repair it we will do, but if not we'll [...]

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