Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing


ACS Networks (UK) Ltd carry out all of our Portable Appliance Testing to the highest standards and we can offer a service to meet your needs.

Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislation was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.

The current law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances and ensure their safety. This is done through testing of the appliances to safeguard against damage and to make certain that these items are safe for use.

PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.

The guidelines are designed to make certain that the equipment is kept protected and is preserved through regular maintenance as well as inspections and periodic testing. Damage and faults can occur with all electrical equipment, which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.

PAT testing is done to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as “portable” is deemed safe for use.  PAT testing covers the visual examination of each appliance in addition to the actual lead that is used to power the appliance

PAT testing is carried out by our engineers who are fully competent to perform the work.

It is imperative that employers, landlords and self-employed individuals follow the rules to ensure that their workplaces are safe.


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