Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing In Peterborough & Surrounding Areas
Reports would indicate that portable appliances are responsible for approximately 25% of electrical accidents. There is an ever-increasing level of portable appliances within the workplace such as laptops, desktop PCs and mobile telephones to name but a few. With this in mind, the workplace can pose an invisible risk that requires professional attention. Your appliances should, therefore, be subject to regular checks and testing to ensure the safety of you and your staff.
Diligent Cleaning can safely and cost effectively carry out your entire PAT testing requirements in Peterborough and surrounding areas. The service will test for the electrical safety on all portable electrical equipment within the work place. Through an initial, free site survey, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quotation to undertake the work.
Our team are of our test engineers are trained and certified to the prevailing standard; using only professional testing equipment to check your qualifying items and appliances. Along with the technical test, we will make a comprehensive visual test – an area where most faults are detected.
Our service is designed to be swift and accurate – causing the minimum disruption to your staff and business. Once your testing is complete, Diligent Cleaning will issue a PAT testing certificate (required proof for your insurer) and tested items log.
Call one of our team at Diligent Cleaning and arrange a FREE site survey for PAT testing. We serve Peterborough, Oundle, Bourne, Stamford, Huntingdon & everywhere in between!
What types of appliances need testing?
Basically, any type of equipment, which is powered by electrical energy. Please see the non-exhaustive list below:
- Portable Appliances:
e.g. toaster, food mixer, vacuum cleaner, fan heater
- Movable Equipment:
e.g. electric fire, or equipment with wheels/castors such as a portable air conditioning unit
- Hand-held Appliances:
e.g. hair dryer, drill
- Stationary Equipment or Appliances:
e.g. refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer
- Fixed Equipment/Appliances:
e.g. bathroom heater, towel rail, air hand dryer
- Appliances/Equipment for Building in:
This equipment is intended to be installed in a prepared recess such as a cupboard or similar. In general, equipment for building in does not have an enclosure on all sides because on one or more of the sides, additional protection against electric shock is provided by the surroundings e.g. a built-in electric cooker.
- Information Technology Equipment (Business Equipment):
e.g. computer and mains powered telecommunications equipment, and other equipment for general business use, such as mail processing machines, desk telephones, mobile telephone chargers, printers, photo-copiers, power packs.
- Extension Leads:
The use of extension leads should be avoided where possible. If used, they should be tested as portable appliances. It is recommended that 3-core leads (including a protective earthing conductor) be used.