Around 2000 reported workplace fires
a year are caused by faulty electrical appliances,
as are a high proportion of electrical related
workplace accidents. Such accidents can arise
from cut or frayed leads, badly wired plugs, and
Legislation requires employers to control risks
arising from the use of electricity including
portable appliances. Due to the serious consequences
of electrical accidents, proactive maintenance
systems should be in place rather than reactive
systems that only require action to be taken after
an accident. Records of electrical equipment should
be maintained with evidence of the inspection
and testing programme.
There is a statutory requirement of employers
to ensure that any electrical equipment they provide
is safe and that their employees and customers
will not suffer harm from its use. Portable Appliance
Testing (PAT) is the best way to fulfill this
CAD can support your health & safety programme
by providing the following services:
PA Testing & Inspection
Portable Appliance Testing
Testing of hard wired appliances
Testing of three phase appliances
Testing of IT and other sensitive electronic equipment
Reporting in hard copy or electronic format,
Development of risk assessment profiles for
portable appliances in specific work environments
Labelling, recording and creating electronic
asset registers of electrical and other items.
Call our friendly team on the number above for
more information, or to book a PAT test. You can
also contact us through the email form on our
'Contact Us' page.Call our friendly team on the
number above for more information, or to book
a PAT test. You can also contact us through the
email form on our 'Contact Us' page.
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Why CAD Facilities?
We believe that we can offer you, the
potential customer, an unrivalled service, in quality
and ability that will minimise disruption to your day
to day operations whilst ensuring that you, and your
staff, are working in the safest environment possible.
What does a PAT test consist of?
start with a visual inspection checking for
Damaged plugs and equipment (overheating, burn marks,
Correctly wired plugs
Correctly rated fuse
Then a series of tests (depending on the class of equipment),
they may include :Earth continuity testing, Insulation
resistance, Polarity test, Earth leakage test
The Engineer checks for signs of damage to the appliance
and its supply cord (IEC Lead) and then tests the functionality
of any switches before checking that the fuse within
the plug top is correctly rated for the safe disconnection
of the appliance. After this process, the appliance
is energised by a test machine which uses a sequence
of checks to establish the integrity of the live, neutral
and earth wires. The machine, depending on its findings,
will establish a “pass” or “fail”
status for the appliance, and the Engineer will label
the equipment accordingly.
Bar code items
We fully bar code all items presented for PAT testing.
This will make repeat PAT Testing and report generation
easier, faster and more cost effective. Along with adding
extra value to your report material, this can be used
as a stock asset register for all your electrical appliances.
All work is undertaken by fully qualified engineersat
agreed time spans to match your needs.
All of our Testers are CRB checked specializing in
educational and government contracts.