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PAT Testing in London

Pat testing, or portable appliance testing, is an important part of any health & safety policy. The Health & Safety Executive tells us that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances.

25% of all accidents caused by portables may not seem a lot but it is in fact an amount which could be drastically reduced or even eliminated if the equipment used is kept in tip top condition, properly maintained, and the user be fully conversant with the manufacturer’s instructions as to use.

PUWER, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, concurs with above and states that,” every employer is to ensure that work equipment is suitable for the work for which it is provided and only used in the place and under the provisions for which it is provided.”

This means that equipment must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a level that it puts people at risk.

This means that regular, routine and planned maintenance regimes must be considered to prevent hazardous situations arising. C|S|M can offer you this compliance service on an annual or more frequent basis.

C|S|M provides Pre-Planned Maintenance for our clients

Pre-planned maintenance can also be referred to as Pre-Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) or simply Scheduled Maintenance to ensure that you have service agreements in place for any of your assets in your business. Asset registers are often used to ensure that this planned maintenance is completed at the right intervals. It also refers to preventing possible future issues, such as blocked drains and air conditioning issues by cleaning and servicing them to keep them well maintained resulting in fewer reactive maintenance issues occurring.

We refer to the Electricity at Work Regulations which place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.

This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing which is where we come in with our scheduled maintenance plans for compliance with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) publish the "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment" (ISBN: 978-1849196260). This guide forms the basis for portable appliance testing in the U.K.

1. Where appliances are used by employees.

2. Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.

3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.

4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The level of inspection and testing required depends upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn depends upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

As a general rule we recommend PAT testing annually to ensure that your equipment is always in tiptop shape.

Why not get in touch with C|S|M, maintenance contractors in London? Did you know we offer air conditioning services and whiteboard hanging as part of our services and commitment to maintenance in offices? C|S|M can help all companies with their office and building maintenance in London