Cambridge Electrical Services offers PAT Testing for Businesses, Landlords, Agents, Students and Traders who are required to comply with The Health & Safety Act (1974). Our staff are directly employed fully qualified electricians able to complete PAT Testing to the highest standard with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
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Who can Cambridge Electrical Services help and why?
For more information or to arrange a PAT test please call us now on 01223 430 430
Q. Is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) compulsory?
A. No. The law simply requires an employer to ensure that their electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often. Employers should take a risk-based approach, considering the type of equipment and what it is being used for. If it is used regularly and moved a lot e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers confidence that they are doing what is necessary to help them meet their legal duties.
Q. I’ve been told that, by law, I must have my portable electrical appliances tested every year. Is this correct?
A. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently
Q. How frequently do I need to test my electrical appliances?
The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. For example, a power tool used on a construction site should be examined more frequently than a table or bedside lamp in a hotel bedroom. For guidance on suggested frequencies of inspection and testing, have a look at the links below:
If you are unsure about the type of equipment and frequency of testing please contact us