Monthly Archives: January 2015

What does visual inspection involve?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the routine inspection of electrical equipment to ensure that it’s safe. Employers have a duty of care to make sure that their employees are provided with equipment that is safe to use and reduce the possibilities of accidents in the workplace. Only trained and competent technicians can undertake portable appliance testing to make it reliable. During inspections, specialist equipment is used but also a trained eye. Visual inspection is just as important as technical, emphasising the need for a professional to do it. We provide PAT testing in Manchester and throughout the UK and can offer all the help you need to keep your equipment functioning at its best. Continue reading

Keeping your business operating smoothly

It would be impossible for any business to operate these days without technology and electrical equipment. Portable appliances are found in a wide range of professional environments and they range from microwaves, kettles and toasters to computers and photocopiers and drills and power tools. The Electricity at Work Regulations state that any electrical system must be maintained and utilised in such a way as to prevent danger. Portable appliances are classed as such systems, and it is recommended that all electrical equipment be subjected to regular commercial PAT testing to ensure efficiency and optimal safety. Continue reading

Electrical safety is the responsibility of business owners and employees

Electrical appliances in commercial properties need to be electrically tested periodically to ensure they are safe to use and won’t cause harm to anybody in the property. It is the obligation of the business owner to get equipment checked and certified as safe to use. Employees also have a responsibility to their colleagues and anybody else in the property; they should notify managers when issues are found with devices so that people aren’t left unaware of the condition of equipment. Continue reading