PAT Testing Services by Dynamics Circuit S Pte Ltd

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Portable appliance testing (commonly known as "PAT", "PAT Inspection" or "PAT Testing") is a process in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety The correct term for the whole process is "in-service inspection & testing of electrical equipment" Similar procedures exist in other countries, for example, testing of equipment according to BGV A3 in Germany but not in Singapore at this moment Health and safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe to prevent harm to workers Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety; the interval between tests depending on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in Evidence of testing is clearly visible to workers in the form of "passed", "tested for electrical safety" and "do not use after " labels affixed to various parts of the electrical equipment used Portable appliance testing and inspection was, however, conducted on a 3 month (high risk) and 6 month (low risk) cycle from the early 1960s onwards Extensive record keeping was made into log-books and generally the equipment used was an insulation resistance tester, simple hand tools and visual inspection This testing and inspection was done under a planned maintenance scheme and predated both the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Act 1990 that are frequently quoted as the reason that PAT inspection is done


In reality neither act nor their corresponding regulations detail PAT inspection as an obligation, but rather state a requirement of maintenance of safety and evidence of routine maintenance for all hand-held, portable and plug-in equipment Our compliance is to UK standards and below are the links to FAQs & other relevant information


[***] hse gov uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing htm [***] theiet org/factfiles/health/hsb34c-page cfm