Why PAT Test?
Daily use of portable electrical appliances can cause wear and tear or even damage to appliance plugs and leads. If any damage or fault goes on undetected and not repaired, may result in fire or shock to the user.
PAT testing is an critical aspect of a company's health and safety policy, to make sure that employees are not injured or harmed by any electrical equipment they are using at their work places.
There are four main sets of legislation that are applicable to the inspection and testing of in-service electrical equipment. The health and safety at work act. (HSWA) 1974. The management of health and safety at work regulations (MHSWR) 1999. The provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) 1998. The electricity at work regulations (EAWR) 1989.The purpose of this regulations 1989 is to prevent death or injury to anyone from any electrical cause as a result of, or in connection with, work activities. This regulation is absolute, this means no matter what the time or cost involved, it must be done.