PAT testing for commercial businesses can help to meet the Electricity at Work regulations 1989 and can help you stay covered by your insurance. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We offer a professional PAT testing service for commercial and industrial customers across the North West. As a result, we have produced this guide to PAT testing for commercial businesses.
What is a PAT test?
First of all, what exactly is a PAT test? Well, it stands for portable appliance testing, and it involves hiring a qualified, registered electrician to test your appliances. A time serves electrician can spot faults and issues with a mixture of visual inspection, and electrical testing. This can help commercial businesses to stay on top of their electrical safety obligations, and keep their employees and property, safe.
PAT testing is a step above regular electrical maintenance work, and will result in documented and dated evidence of all the work that has been implemented. This is a great asset for your company records, and shows that you are taking your legal obligations seriously.
How often is a PAT test necessary?
The frequency of your PAT test will depend on the circumstances of your industrial or commercial setting. Each setting will be highly varied, from shops to factories, and the number of portable appliances will vary. The nature of the electrical appliances themselves will also have an influence on how often a PAT test will be necessary.
For personal PAT testing advice and support, get in touch with the experts at Walker Electrical today.
Will I receive any documentation?
On completion of a PAT test, you will receive a detailed report that will cover:
- A full inventory of appliances, their names, locations and descriptions.
- the test results in full for all of the appliances
- details of any failed appliances and explanations of the failures if this is possible
- a label for each of the tested appliances indicating whether it has passed or failed, the inspection date, the inspectors name and the date for the next inspection
For more information or advice about PAT testing for commercial businesses, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.