PAT testing, also known as Portable Appliance Testing, involves the regular checking of equipment which is connected to a socket via an electrical plug. This testing is to include not only visual checking, but also the use of a PAT meter, designed to check the earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity of wiring. These checks are to be carried out by authorized professionals, and are designed to show whether or not the appliance is safe to use within a commercial setting.
Fire and Electrical Safety Ltd offer a full PAT Testing service. Please get in touch today to arrange for one of our engineers to visit you.
Due to changes in the law during 2005 and 2006, all commercial buildings are required to nominate a person known as the “Responsible person”, who carries out regular risk assessments and arranges visits from professionals such as the Fire and Electrical Safety Ltd team. Our team can be called in by any nominated person in the areas of Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Bedford, Oxford, Luton and Northampton.
We perform PAT testing and also periodic inspection, the latter being an evaluation of your electrical equipment to ensure that it complies with the standard of fire safety required by law. In the latter test, we check the circuits and electrical systems which carry electricity into your building, including hard wiring, cables, lighting, socket outlets, fixed electrical plant and even air conditioning. This will demonstrate if any elements in your circuits or systems are overloaded, and exposed potential risk of fire or electrical shocks, which could be a danger to your staff and customers.
More than twice as many people die from injuries at work than are murdered each year and there are more non-fatal injuries which are treated in hospital than there are hospitalisations by violence each year. Of these work-related injuries, around 1,000 accidents in the workplace occur which involve some kind of electric shock or burns, and on average 30 of these are fatal, each year in the UK. In addition to the potential for injury, electrical faults in wiring or appliances is also the second largest cause of fire within domestic, industrial and commercial properties in the UK. This is why it is so important to check the wiring in your systems.
In order to comply with the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety Order) of 2005, companies and commercial industries have to take responsibility for preventing fires within the property, and also reducing the risk of fires and of serious electrical accidents. Because of these laws, more companies now have to find the time to ensure the safety of their teams by calling in professionals such as Fire and Electrical Safety Ltd, operating in areas around Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Northampton and Oxford.
Our company provides an organised and clear set of guidelines about the correct checking of electrical appliances within a commercial workplace, in addition to advising people on electrical matters in a domestic setting. Our advice is always completely impartial and concise, allowing our customers to act on the information they receive.
It’s our ability to listen to our customers requirements and deliver cost effective solutions every time that has gained us many contracts and has left all our customers feeling very happy and secure.