All portable electrical appliances within the workplace should be maintained in a safe condition to meet the legal requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations. Although PAT testing isn’t a legal requirement, it is a simply way to identify whether maintenance is required.
According to the British Health and Safety Executive, portable appliances account for about 25% of all electrical accidents that were reported, which is one of the reasons it’s so vital.
Abbey Fire UK Ltd have trained, qualified engineers all over the UK which can carry out the testing of these appliances. It is recommended PAT testing is carried out on a yearly basis to ensure the equipment remain in a safe condition to use.
After the test is complete, the appliance will receive a sticker with the test date it was completed, who carried out the test and the next recommended date for testing.
If an appliance fails the test, the equipment will be removed from the workplace for a simple fix or to be disposed off as this will be unsafe and poses a risk to the workplace. If the item is fixed by a qualified electrician, the product will be retested and if it receives a pass, it will be available to use once again.
Certificates will be processed for all items that have been tested by our engineers.