The Pac Testing process
The PAT Testing Process
Portable appliance testing includes a thorough visual check of the appliance and a series of tests on professional PAT testing equipment. In accordance with the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, the new 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and your company’s Fire Risk Assessment, tests and inspections, the appliance or lead being tested is checked for a variety of faults. It either passes or fails and given a pass or fail sticker as appropriate. A certificate of testing is also provided for the business showing the results of all tests. We will effect minor repairs at the time of testing (for example an incorrect fuse rating or damaged plug or IEC lead) in order that the equipment is safe to use and can be passed; more significant faults or damage will be reported to the business manager. The testing will involve switching items off if they are already on. To minimise disruption to staff and customers, the testing can be done out of hours in most circumstances. All testing is carried out in accordance with The Institute of Electrical Engineers’ (IEE) code of practice, with full public liability insurance. ACE Testing is an NICEIC registered Portable Appliance Testing Company and all of our engineers are qualified to City & Guilds 2372-200.
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