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Keeping your employees and business safe

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)

PAT TESTING Cardiff Newport Swansea South WalesPAT  (Portable Appliance Testing) in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydil and South Wales.

Brecongate provides organisations across South Wales a with a comprehensive PAT testing service to ensure that your employees and business are kept safe and that you adhere to current legal requirements.

Key reasons to undertake PAT  (Portable Appliance Testing):

  • Keep your employees and customers safe from the risk of death or injury
  • Prevent the risk of fire through faulty and dangerous electrical appliances
  • Ensure that your business adheres to legal requirements including health and safety regulations
  • To cover insurance policy requirements – it is common that insurance policies to be invalidated if you have not complied with PAT requirements

What Is PAT  (Portable Appliance Testing)

PAT testing or Portable Appliance Testing is a specialised process of testing all portable, electrical appliances to ensure they are safe.

PAT testing or Portable Appliance Testing should be an essential part of any company’s health & safety policy.

health and safety executive The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of electrical equipment. As a result each business essentially has to put in place a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation on companies in a variety of circumstances.

To find out full details of the legal requirements for PAT Testing visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website