What is Portable Appliance Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to make sure that they are safe to use.
As stated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard, “Electricity is widely recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to electric shock, burns, fires, and explosions. Underlying causes are listed as work involving unsafe equipment and installations, workplaces made unsafe by the environment, and unsafe work performance. Hazards stemming from faulty equipment are further identified as faulty insulation, improper grounding, loose connections, defective parts, ground faults in equipment, unguarded live parts, and underrated equipment.”
The best way to ensure electrical safety is by routine visual examination, electrical testing and documentation.
What Should be Inspected?
✔ Portable and movable equipment
✔ Earthed equipment equipment
✔ Double insulated equipment
Portable Appliance Testing Benefits :
✔ Pin-Point Instantly your faulty parts
✔ Avoid electric shock because of missing or faulty earth connection
✔ Prevent accidental contact with live parts
✔ Enhance the safety of users