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Keeping the Workplace Safe

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Visual examination can be used to identify defects, but some can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.

PAT testing helps identify faulty or unsafe appliances that could pose a risk of electric shock, fire, or other hazards. Regular testing ensures that appliances are safe to use and reduces the likelihood of accidents.

The legal requirements for PAT testing vary by industry. Some industries may have regulations or guidelines that mandate PAT testing to ensure workplace safety. It’s important to research and understand the specific requirements in your jurisdiction. If you are unsure, please get in contact.