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Pat testing dorset appliance testing (PAT) is the process of assessing whether electrical appliances are safe for use. It’s a vitally important service for business owners and landlords as it is their legal responsibility to ensure that all equipment provided in their establishments is safe for people to use. The PAT testing process involves a visual inspection of the appliance, its flex and plug to look for any obvious faults or hazards. It also includes a series of tests with a PAT tester to check the electrical safety of the appliance including earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance.

Keeping Dorset Safe: A Comprehensive Guide to PAT Testing Services in the Region

Many faulty electrical appliances cause fires and injuries every year so a PAT test is the best way to reduce the risk of injury in your workplace. Regular testing also gives peace of mind to your staff and customers that all appliances are in good working order and that you’re complying with the law.

Most dangerous defects can be found by a simple visual inspection and so it’s recommended that all employees carry out a regular visual inspection of the appliances they are using. However, some types of defect can only be spotted by using a PAT test so the services of a professional PAT tester should be used.

There is no legal instrument that requires a person to have their own portable appliances tested but it’s highly advisable to hire an outside testing company to perform regular pat testing manchester on your behalf. They’ll be able to advise you on the best testing schedule for your business and provide detailed records of each appliance tested. They’ll also supply you with a PAT sticker to place on each appliance once they have passed the test.