Healthcare facilities must maintain their electrical equipment if it can cause danger to staff or visitors. It is ultimately the role of the health and safety manager to decide what level of maintenance is needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty. Please see the CQC Website. for further information on PAT Testing.
We offer a nationwide service, whereby our fully trained and experienced engineers will PAT test all of your electrical equipment and devices.
What is PAT Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use and is an essential aspect of a company’s health and safety policy to ensure that staff and patients are not harmed by any electrical equipment within the practice/business.
Why is PAT Testing required?
Electrical equipment must be maintained if it can cause danger to staff or patients. The law does not say how often you should do this, it is reasonable to at least do an observational check every year, but you must decide what level of maintenance is needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty. Failure to maintain electrical equipment is a major cause of electrical accidents.
What does PAT Testing involve?
Our qualified PAT Testing Specialist will perform tests and checks on your electrical devices and appliances using a PAT tester – this will show the specialist if the appliance has passed or failed testing, which includes earth continuity, insulation resistance, lead polarity among others. Once tested your appliance will be labelled with a safety sticker with a barcode for ease of tracking.