PAT testing Office equipment
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 many more will only need an inspection for the first few years.
A computer is bought, put on a desk, wired in to the socket underneath and used by someone, it doesn’t move for years – how would it get damaged? This is worth considering when doing a risk assessment.
If it doesn’t move it won’t get dropped or knocked so the chances of a fault developing inside are very low.
It’s more likely to get damaged on the outside; users getting too heavy handed, desks resting on cables, plugs getting damaged etc.
The appliance should get an inspection by us every so often, and a test every few years perhaps – we’ll be able to advise you better when we see your site.
The morale of this story is this – if you current get your office PAT tested every year then get in touch with us, as you’re likely getting it done far too often, and thus wasting your money!
Visit our main PAT testing in offices pages for more information