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Local PAT Testing – The 3 Main Benefits

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With hybrid working becoming more popular as time goes on, more and more people are returning to the office, and it could be time for you to contact a local PAT testing company like Sussex Facilities Management.

Business owners have legal obligations to ensure that their workplace is in a safe condition to return to, and PAT testing helps to make sure that the electricity at work regulations are being met by testing electrical equipment and electrical installations.

In this blog, we are going to share the three biggest benefits that portable appliance testing brings to your workplace!

Local pat testing | Extension lead with PAT testing sticker.

1 – Reduced Fire Risk

Sadly, in 2021 there were over five thousand fires caused by faulty appliances and leads in the UK. This is a statistic that PAT testing can significantly reduce when carried out by a qualified, competent person.

A PAT test checks appliances and leads for any visual damage that could lead to the appliance becoming a hazard. It also checks the plug to ensure that everything is in good working condition. After inspection and testing, a pass or fail certification is then provided for the item.

Many people might not know when a piece of equipment is damaged and unsafe to use, but when a professional tests the equipment, they know exactly what to check to ensure that it remains safe to use.

2 – Money-saving

Regular PAT testing will save you money in the long run, as repairing appliances is much cheaper than buying new ones. This means that you can anticipate equipment being unavailable in advance when it needs a repair so that you aren’t caught off-guard! As well as this, it is much cheaper to regularly test equipment than it is if the worst was to happen due to appliances being unsafe.

Insurance companies also expect PAT testing to be carried out regularly and will check for this if a claim is made. If appliances have not been PAT tested, then it could lead to complications and unexpected costs.

Our PAT testers at Sussex Facilities Management know which equipment needs to be checked to comply with legal requirements. They have many years of experience in the field, and they provide the highest level PAT testing service to extend the life of your appliances as much as possible whilst keeping them safe to use.

Local PAT testing | UK plug.

3 – Peace of Mind – Local PAT Testing

Whether your work takes place in high-risk environments like construction sites or low-risk environments like offices, a PAT test will ensure your peace of mind at work.

Depending on the types of electrical equipment you have and the environment they are in, it’s recommended to test more or less regularly. Knowing the different ‘classes’ of equipment and when to test them to meet your legal responsibility can be difficult, so we recommend contacting our friendly team, who will be happy to advise.

Sussex Facilities Management – A Local PAT Testing Company

We have been carrying out PAT tests across Sussex and the South for many years now and have built up a reputation for providing a high-quality and friendly service.

Our expert PAT testing team will ensure that your business is meeting the requirements and will give you a reminder before equipment is due to be tested again so that you can rest easy, knowing your equipment is always in good condition.

To find out more about our PAT testing service, visit our PAT testing page or get in touch on 01444 812 171; we’d be happy to help.

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