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Portable Appliance Testing, Pat Testing service based in Bedfordshire. All minor repairs are included in the price per item Quoted.

Pat Test It Method Statement for Portable Appliance Testing

Site Approach

Upon arrival on site our test engineer will introduce himself to the client’s representative and explain the purpose and nature of the work to be carried out. This person will then be asked to accompany our engineer around the site to highlight out any sensitive areas and introduce the IT manager who should confirm any arrangements that have been made for shutting down any IT workstations.

Standards
The inspection and testing shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the following regulations and publications:

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Health & Safety at Work Act of 1974
IEE Code of Practice for the inservice
Inspection and Testing of
Portable Electrical Equipment

Identification of equipment
Every piece of electrical equipment will be allocated a unique item code number. This will be used to cross reference test results to the certificate supplied.

A register of equipment will then be produced to include the following details:
Unique Asset number/Location in which the appliance/asset is kept/used Description of appliance
Date of test and retest date

Testing Procedures as stated by the IEE Code of Practice for Inservice Inspection and Testing or Portable Electrical Equipment.

Visual Inspection
A visual inspection of the appliance shall be carried out prior to any testing. The inspection includes the following:

Socket Outlet is there any evidence of overheating, cracks or damage?
Plug is the flexible cable secure, are the pins insulated, is it free from cracks, or damage and signs of overheating?
Flex is in good condition, free from cuts, fraying or damage?
Appliance does it work?
Is it free from damage? Can it be used safely?
In addition, the visual inspection will check that the means of disconnection from the mains supply is also readily accessible and that wherever possible, flexible cords are positioned so that they do not present a hazard.

All minor faults identified during the visual inspection, such as incorrectly rated fuses, damaged 13amp plugs, loose connections will be rectified prior to the testing procedure.

(Where any appliance cannot be isolated from the mains supply, a thorough external visual inspection will be carried out)

Testing
Subject to a satisfactory visual inspection, the following sequences of test are carried out.
Earth continuity – Class 1 appliances only
Insulation resistance
Operation/load test (where appropriate)
Earth leakage test (where appropriate)

Label Pass Label Fail Label Report
Upon completion a report is produced usually within 5 working days listing the appliances tested, the results of the tests performed, and details of any remedial repairs necessary. We also provide the engineers observations on all failed equipment.

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These details were last reviewed by Pat Test IT, BEDFORD on 04/05/2011. NOTE: This account appears dormant. It is scheduled for deletion on or just after 05/05/2011.

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