PAT Testing IT Equipment should be carried out on a regular basis by people who know what they are doing, so they can safely test such sensitive equipment without risking damaging it.
PAT testing is a process for ensuring electrical portable appliances are safe to be used; office equipment, generally IT equipment such as computers, monitors and printers require regular checks to ensure they remain safe for use.
An office is generally low risk, and most Equipment in it is equally low risk, especially computers sat on desks etc, but there is always a chance a fault may have developed that you’re not aware of so regular checks are important.
PAT Testing IT equipment is essential to reduce the risk of injury or accidents, especially in those offices where the computers rarely move or when you don’t have an in-house IT department.
PAT Testing IT Equipment by Specialists
We specialise in PAT Testing IT equipment; IT equipment is sensitive and the PAT Tester needs to be aware of that, and thus take sensible precautions to ensure they don’t do any damage to the equipment – a number of our clients run call centres which have hundreds and thousands of pieces of electrical equipment.
PAT testing IT equipment should be done at least every 12 months, although in some very low risk environments or when a proper maintenance regime is in place this could be less often. The easiest time for us to perform the testing is when your office is closed; we work overnight at no extra costs to you. Doing this reduces the disruption to your business, as fewer people need to shut down their computer and leave their workstation.
When we are PAT Testing IT equipment, we begin with a visual inspection followed by the appropriate electrical tests using the PAT Testing machine.
This is a short instructional video on how to safely PA Test IT equipment. In the video we are testing a computer monitor. We put this video on YouTube to help new PAT testers who may be are struggling to test such an item.
Getting your IT equipment tested is your choice, and how often it is done comes down to your risk assessment but legislation strongly encourages regular action.
Adhering to the regulations is only one reason to have IT equipment tested for electrical safety. Many people are injured and/or killed each year due to handling electrical equipment that is not safe. Ensuring the safety of your portable IT equipment is in our opinion, the best reason to get PA Testing done regularly.
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