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Portable Appliance Testing

 

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

Portable Appliance Testing helps to find any defect in electrical devices. There are different classifications of electrical equipment. A portable appliance is defined in the management standard and includes any electrical equipment your employees use at work, whether it is their own or supplied by offices, hotels, shops and residential care. Testing for electrical safety defects is essential in preventing electrical shock, fires and burns.

Safety at work should always be paramount with the highest standard of safety maintained. Electrical equipment can cause serious bodily harm including death.

The B38 Group Portable Appliance Testing team manages a complete service of the testing, labelling and certification for portable appliances in the workplace.

With an overall aim to provide a service that works for each environment rather than an ‘off the shelf’ design, B38 Groups portable appliance testing team manage the testing process, minimising disruption where possible, ensuring your portable appliances are safe and working effectively.

Portable Appliance Testing includes:

  • Plugs

    The plug will be checked for signs of damage, heating or crack. Ensuring it is correctly fitted and connections are tight. The fuse will be checked, as will the cable anchorage.

  • Cables

    The cables will be checked to ensure there are no lumps, hard or soft spots. Additionally that there is no damage, cuts or tears in the cable.
  • Appliance

    The appliance itself will be checked to ensure there are no cracks or damage or excessive contamination to the appliance and its casing. That there are no signs over over heating and no screws or essential pieces missing. The appliance on/off switch should be operating correctly.
  • Our portable appliance testing engineers are professionally trained in line with HSE guidance and the new guidelines of the 4th Edition of the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

    Portable Appliance Testing quotes are provided to ensure our customers receive the best value service that incorporates all their requirements as opposed to an ‘off the shelf’ price.

    Portable Appliance Testing is one of a range of electrical services available from B38 Group. View additional electrical services here:

    Mechanical & Electrical Installations

    Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance

    Lighting & Emergency Lighting

    Electrical Inspection & Testing

    The B38 Group Portable Appliance Testing team cover all market sectors in all business types. If you are looking for Portable Appliance Testing for your business, contact B38 Group on 0800 0806 247 or use the contact form below.

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