Pat Test Certificate

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Portable Device Testing (PAT) is well known to most people who own a business. This is the process by which all company-owned portable electrical devices are tested to ensure they meet high safety standards.

Anyone with a PAT test computer can perform a PAT test. However, it is generally recommended that the work be done by a competent electrical engineer. There are two reasons for this; First, the work will be completed much more quickly. Second, all necessary repairs can be repaired and completed as soon as possible.

Usually, after a PAT test has been performed on a device, a sticker is placed on your face to prove that it has been tested. For this, it is important to have a certificate that displays the details of the tests. These can range from a simple written note to a personal printed certificate.

Pat Test Certificate: Portable applicance plugged in to socket

What items need to be tested?

If you have no idea what needs to be tested PAT here is an easy way to identify it:

To keep things simple, it will be necessary to test all electrical devices that can be transferred or transmitted and connected to the cable network or socket and socket. Typical portable appliances range from toasteins to hoovers, food stoves and kettles. All that is considered "mobile" is your typical dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, etc., if it is 18 kg or less.

Is the law required to test PAT?

This is a very common question, and the short answer is no. There is currently no legal requirement in the UK for companies to test portable devices on their electrical equipment.

However, if you are a business or owner, the law requires you to maintain all electrical equipment in accordance with electrical health and safety regulations. And the best way to meet this legal obligation is to test PAT.

Although not enforced by law, many insurgent companies will require owners and owners to perform PAT tests at least once a year. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1974, non-compliance with electrical standards could result in a maximum penalty of 5,000 to six months in prison.

Therefore, while this is not a legal requirement, we strongly encourage each company to perform PAT tests to comply with electrical regulations and give you safety.

Do new elements need to be tested?

The purchase of new electrical equipment does not guarantee compliance with electrical safety rules.

With the rise of the Internet and the cheaper options of suppliers, it is easy to buy electrical items that do not follow the correct controls of the manufacturer.

Therefore, it is recommended to also test new ELECTRICAL PAT elements.

You should at least check whether the item is marked CE (EC means "European with" meaning "European compliance") and visually check whether the product has not been damaged during transport and/or installation.

Once the electrical device has been tested, it must be labeled with a defective or past adhesive label.

The stickers should contain the following information:

Date equipment tested

Name of person tested by the team

Are PAT tests mandatory for homeowners?

Under UK law, owners and businesses are not required to test their electrical equipment. However, like any business, they have a legal obligation in the area of health and safety.

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