PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)

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Portable Appliance Testing (commonly known as PAT or PAT Inspection or PAT Testing) is a process in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. The correct term for the whole process is In-service Inspection.

At periodic intervals, it is essential to test electrical equipment to measure that the degree of protection to use the appliance without risk of electrocution is adequate. At these intervals, a formal visual inspection is carried out and then followed by PAT testing.

An electrical testing and tagging regime for electrical equipment is the way to demonstrate compliance with the regulation stated below.

Test and Tag Regulations Western Australia

Regulation 4.37 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 places an obligation on a person who is an employer, a main contractor, a self employed person, a person having control of a workplace or a person having control of access to a workplace, to ‘ensure that plant at the workplace is subject to appropriate checks, tests and inspections necessary to reduce the risk of injury or harm occurring to a person at the workplace.

According to Worksafe Western Australia regulations all workers who bring portable electrical equipment, and/or portable RCD(s), to a construction site, demolition site or mining operation must ensure that the equipment is tested and tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 3012. This means that appliances must be correctly tested and tagged by a competent person at 3 monthly intervals in order to be able to use them legally.

Mobile Service: $50.00 call out plus $10.00 per appliance tested.

Cable & Plug Repair : $50.00 per hour plus parts.

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