Accolade Electrical

Reliable, Professional, Affordable…Every single time

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is an essential part of any Health & Safety policy.

The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve Portable Appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on Employers, Employees and Self-Employed Persons to comply with the provisions of the Regulations and to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of Portable Electrical Equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • Where appliances are used by employees
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced

The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used but a s a general rule of thumb appliances should be checked regularly by users and properly tested on a 12 monthly basis, either by a suitably qualified employee or by an outside contractor.
If your employees or customers use Portable Appliances and you aren't able to test them "in-house" yourself, don't worry, we can help! We are able to give a quote by telephone or email, the only information we will need is the number of items which need to be tested and we will then be able to quote a fixed price, per item. (Other charges may apply for "Out of Hours" testing). Our engineer will attend at a time to suit you, carry out the testing with a minimum of fuss and disruption, repair minor defects on-site if required and then provide you with a full Inventory and Certificate, usually within 48 hours which is valid for 12 months. All items are labelled and individually numbered and we will even send you a reminder when your items become due for re-test.

One phone call, it really is that simple. So if you need Portable Appliance Testing, what are you waiting for?!