Portable Appliance Testing

Regular inspection of equipment is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme. The Electricity at Work Regulations require, in Regulation 4(2), that:

As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.

Records of maintenance, including test results, should be kept throughout the working life of the electrical equipment to enable:

  • The condition of the equipment to be monitored
  • The effectiveness of the maintenance policies to be assessed, and
  • To demonstrate that an effective maintenance system is in place

All electrical equipment in an installation, whether permanently connected or connected by a plug and socket outlet, should be inspected and tested in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

On completion of In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (Portable Appliance Testing) a substantial and comprehensive report will be provided, which will include:

  • Extent of portable appliances and equipment
  • Appliance and equipment summary
  • Client Portables Log Sheet to include location, recommended frequency, test results
  • Defects Sheets

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