Moving into a new office space or building can be a very stressful process. Especially, if you are not 100% certain on what is involved or have a lot of other considerations demanding your attention at the same time. Most people who are new to moving buildings, expect there to be minimal issues with regards to moving from one office space to another, however there are many standards that need to be met in order to keep your workers as safe as possible, portable appliance testing is one of them.
One of the biggest issues that people face in terms of safety, is that with concerns to appliances and whether they meet the safety guidelines set by legislation. Bearing in mind that one office space can be home to a large amount of appliances, it is important that you keep yourself and your colleagues’ safe by having your appliances tested and inspected by professionals.
What are Portable Appliances?
A portable appliance is considered to be any electrical appliance, which weighs less than 18kg, is intended to be moved during usage and/or can be moved with ease. For instance, a vacuum cleaner that you may use to clean the office floors from time to time is a portable appliance, as it is intended to be moved around during usage. However, a desktop computer is not a portable appliance, as it isn’t supposed to be moved during usage. These types of appliances may seem insignificant or “unnecessary” to have tested, however since they are used commonly in the workplace, it is important that these appliances are tested and subject to maintenance.
What is PAT Testing?
PAT or Portable Appliance Testing, is the process of testing all of the appliances within your vicinity, in order to ensure that everything is not only working as it is supposed to, but also to a standard of safety that complies with the laws. This is ultimately to provide you as well as your workers with the satisfaction of knowing that not only are you working with safe electrical appliances, but that you can also avoid being charged due to breaking the law.
Some people may disregard the use of these kind of services, as they believe that they could spot a defect with their electrical appliances, simply through visual examination. Although, the truth of the matter is that many electrical defects are actually invisible to the untrained eye, and are much harder to identify than something like a dent in a cable. This is why we hire a team of professional engineers in Gloucester and UK to thoroughly inspect your appliances, and take care of any appliances that are defunct or require replacing.
What we offer
We understand and appreciate just how important it is to ensure that all of your portable appliances are up to standard, and will not prove to be a nuisance in the future. It is for this reason that we provide one of the highest quality PAT Testing Services in Gloucester and the rest of the UK, and strive to ensure that each and every appliance we inspect is checked as thoroughly as possible for any signs of being dysfunctional.
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