Over the past few years we have noticed a growing number of customers opting to skip the PAT testing due to restricted budgets or time constraints.
At AGG we are working alongside our customers by providing an effective service without breaking the bank.
We would like to stress to all of our customers the importance of having the PAT completed and we hope you find the below informative and it helps you to make an informed decision.
The below is a section from the IET Code of Practice which is what all of our engineers are trained to.
‘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.
As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.
Regulation 4(2) is concerned with the need for maintenance to be done in order to ensure safety of the system if danger would otherwise result. The quality and frequency of maintenance should be sufficient to prevent danger, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Regular inspection of equipment is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme. Practical experience of the use of equipment and its environment may indicate an adjustment to the frequency with which preventive maintenance needs to be carried out.
We hope you found the above information useful, if you have any further questions on this subject or cannot find the specific advise you are looking for please feel free to call a member of our team who would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.