PAT TESTING"Electrical equipment is required to be properly maintained to prevent danger. Inspections are necessary and testing may also be required. Although reference is made to legislation, this chapter should not be considered as legal advice. In case of doubt, the specific legislation mentioned should be consulted and legal advice obtained."
Why is it necessary to maintain electrical equipment?Electric shock can kill or seriously injure. This is one of the hazards that electrical safety legislation is intended to protect against. Many serious shocks occur when the current flow is from hand to hand, because the route the current takes is through or near the heart." . "Although the Electricity at Work Regulations does not require records of maintenance to be kept, it is recommended that 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,
- the demonstration that an effective maintenance system is in place, and
- the duty-holder responsible for the inspection and testing regime to assess the
What should be maintainedAll electrical systems and equipment should be maintained if danger would otherwise arise Other than the fixed installation, which is considered to be the installation from the meter point to the socket-outlet, or fuse connection unit, all electrical equipment in an installation, whether permanently connected or connected by a plug and socket-outlet,"
Who has responsibilities?The following people have responsibility for electrical systems and equipment:
- users of electrical equipment (whose responsibilities include user checks)
- duty-holders with responsibility for electrical maintenance who may not necessarily have detailed technical knowledge
- the competent person carrying out the formal visual inspection and the
- inspections and tests
- other duty-holders such as company directors, managers or building services managers
- hirers and suppliers of hired equipment (additional advice can be found on the Trading Standards Institute website, www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
- landlords and property management companies in control of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)."
What needs to be done to comply with the relevant requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations?
The requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 can be met by 1 performing in-service inspection and testing, which consist of three activities:
- User checks
- formal visual inspections (without tests)
- combined inspections and tests (although the Electricity at Work Regulations do not require the keeping of records, up-to-date information can be a means of showing that a maintenance scheme exists)
2 performing maintenance or, if necessary, replacing the defective item of equipment (depending upon the results of the in-service inspection and testing),and
3 keeping up-to-date records that can be a means of showing compliance."Team McCallum UK Ltd has some of the most competitive National PAT testing rates in the United Kingdom but if you need more services why not have a look at our testing packages HERE.
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