PAT Testing in Oxford for Both Large and Smaller Clients
The Oxford Electrical company recognises that PAT testing is an essential aspect of a company’s health & safety policy to ensure that staff aren’t harmed by any electrical equipment within a business premises, which is why we offer PAT testing services to all sizes of client in Oxford and the surrounding areas.
Our Response team offers PAT testing for up to 50 items at short notice, usually within 24 hours, so you don’t have to wait to be fitted in.
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use and should be carried out by qualified electricians like the team at TOEC. There are three parts to the testing:
- Electrical-testing. A visual inspection looks at damage to the cable, plug (including checking for any wiring or fuse problems), case and/or any loose components. The visual inspection checks that the environment the device is being used in is appropriate
- An earth continuity test checks for earth continuity between the plug and the appropriate parts of the device
- The insulation test checks the cable for any faults or weaknesses.
In most workplaces you will see evidence of PAT testing from a small sticker placed on the device that includes the date of inspection and who carried out the test.
PAT Testing records are high on the inspection list for Fire Officers and Health & Safety Inspectors. By having your office tested and certified regularly by TOEC engineers you will comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989), as well as minimising risk to life and property.