MEL Health and Safety Consultants

PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations place a duty on Employers to ensure that all work equipment is regularly inspected and maintained in a fit state and good working order.  It has now become a recognised practice to carryout Portable Appliance Testing (P.A.T.) on all electrical equipment as a way of complying with the Regulations.  This testing covers all aspects of the equipment, from the condition of the casing to the correct fuse rating.

It is not only construction sites where this is recognised as good practice; office equipment, computers, fans, heaters and even toasters (if used at work) should also be tested, in accordance with guidance published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  Section 4 of The Health & Safety at Work Act places a duty on those in control of premises to ensure they do not endanger those who work within them; therefore landlords, hotels and businesses of any nature have a duty to maintain electrical equipment so that it does not cause harm to employees or visitors.

M.E.L. can undertake PAT testing at your request using the latest equipment operated by experienced operatives.  We charge a fee of £100.00 + VAT for every hour spent at your premises testing your equipment, whether this is your head office or a work site.  A label will be affixed to the item highlighting the test date, a written report will then be produced listing the equipment tested together with the results, a copy of which will be sent to you in the post the following day or by e-mail the same day.

Recommended Test and Inspection Times:

110v Site Equipment                           -                       Every 3 months

240v Office Equipment                        -                       Annually

For more information on this service please contact a member of our expert consultancy team on 01708 555544.