Portable appliance tester hire can save you money and ensure that you have the most up to date testing equipment that is perfect for your needs. If you are a qualified tester, then the chances are you know and understand the importance of PAT, the regulations that surround it and the benefits of test and measurement hire. However, if you are in the process of setting up a business or community group, then the subject may be new to you, and require some explaining.
Portable appliance testing is required to ensure that any portable electrical appliances are safe to use. There are no specific requirements when it comes to who can undertake PAT, other than they must be a competent individual with knowledge and experience of working with electricity. Undertaking a training course to aid in the proper use of appliance tester hire equipment is recommended to ensure that readings are properly understood, and the correct action taken if needed. While you are legally required to ensure that all electrical equipment that could cause injury is maintained in a safe condition, there are no legal time requirements in relation to how often PAT needs to be undertaken.
Appliances that undergo heavy usage in tough environments should be tested more regularly than an appliance that is rarely used. Similarly, you may want to use your electrical test equipment hire tools more often if appliances are used by the public. Recording the testing you have undertaken is not a legal requirement, but it is best practice. Should there be an accident, you will have evidence to show that all the appropriate safety measures were undertaken. For the very best in electrical test equipment rental, head to Aughton Hire. Our expertise is hard to beat, as is the wide range of equipment for hire that you will find on our website at http://www.aughtonhire.co.uk.