Why is PAT testing necessary?

If you run a business, or rent out a property, you may have come across PAT testing. Although this may just be an item on an invoice you get from your contractor, you may not be aware of the importance of PAT testing, and just like any service, you should shop around to get the best service for you.  If you’re based in Motherwell, Glasgow or Hamilton, then you may want to look at using GW electrics to come in and complete your PAT testing, as they offer a full and comprehensive service that is second to none.

What is PAT testing?

PAT testing (or Portable Appliance Testing) is a term used to describe the service of examining electrical equipment to ensure that it is safe to use. PAT testing should be done on a yearly basis, in order to ensure all appliances are safe. Once an item has been PAT tested, it is marked with a sticker, which shows the date tested and the date of re-test.  Many forms of PAT testing comprise of a visual and an electronic check, as some problems can be diagnosed by sight alone, whilst some most be electrically investigated with specialist equipment to ensure that they are working safely. If you're running a business and you require your appliances tested, you need to make sure the electricians that carry out the work do so with minimal disruption. Using GW electrics for your PAT testing is a great idea in this case, as their engineers are always quiet, non-disruptive and work with your business to cause minimum hassle.

Why do I need PAT testing?

As part of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, all electrical equipment must be properly maintained to prevent injury. PAT testing is the best way to do this. It is a good idea to keep records of any PAT testing completed, and ensure that you get your appliances tested annually.  This prevents risk to your employees, and you can have this written into your Health and Safety at Work plan, in order to show the HSE that you are compliant, should they ask.

Who can perform PAT Testing?

PAT testing must be performed by trained electricians, who have completed full training and have the required equipment to perform the task. You should check with the company you are planning to use how experienced they are with this particular service and what equipment they will use.

GW Electrics only use specialized electricians who are fully qualified and experienced in PAT testing and appliance repairs in order to ensure they provide a one solution fits all electrical service for clients in Glasgow, Motherwell and Hamilton.

If you are looking for PAT testing in Glasgow, PAT Testing in Motherwell, PAT Testing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas for your property or business please contact us today via the form or by telephone on 01698 536804.