PAT Testing York
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) usually involves checking the safety of any electrical appliance which is plugged in. In a typical office this would include computers, printers, shredders and the office kettle and fridge.
The PAT test will start with a visual inspection to make sure there are no exposed wires and that no covers are broken. Some basic tests will then be done on the equipment to make sure that it is working as it should. Labels can be stuck onto equipment as a reminder of when testing was last done but this is not legally required. Similarly, it can be useful to have a list of what equipment has been tested.
Business owners do have a duty to ensure that electrical appliances are safe to use but they do not have to do PAT testing every year and they do not have to have PAT testing labels stuck on appliances.
The Health and Safety executive recommend that PAT testing is done on a risk based model. So heavily used equipment should be tested more regularly while rarely used equipment can be tested less frequently.
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