Portable Appliance Testing Regulations
What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?
Portable Appliance Testing is the inspection and testing of electrical items to ensure they are fit for use. This is usually undertaken by a PAT Technician with relevant qualifications to deem them competent to inspect and test for insulation, earth and polarity flaws as well as visually inspecting there is no damage to cables, appliances etc.
Why should you have Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) carried out?
The day-to-day use of portable electrical appliances causes wear and tear to plugs, cables or the appliance itself. If this goes undetected it may result in electrical shock or a fire risk.
What are the Health & Safety Requirements?
All systems should be maintained as far as is reasonably practically possible to prevent danger (Regulation 4(2) Electricity at Work Act 1989). Employers, institutions, and landlords therefore have statutory responsibility to ensure that all electrical appliances used by employees, guests and tenants are safe.
Why choose Bexan?
We are flexible in our approach, we will work at times to suit you at no extra cost.
All our Technicians are fully trained, very customer focussed, have Enhanced CRB disclosures, wear Bexan uniforms along with photo-id badges.
Portable Appliance Testing reports and certificates will be sent to you in your preferred format.
All items tested will be clearly and uniquely labelled, any failed items will be identified to you at the time of failure and clearly labelled with a fluorescent red fail label.
We are a professionally run company backed up by our accreditations/memberships to ECA, CHAS, Constructionline and UKAS approved ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System.
Our company is very customer focussed, you matter to us and Bexan are here to provide you with an excellent service which will benefit all parties in the long-term.