We are often asked if a company can conduct PAT testing in-house.
The IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology) Code of Best Practice for electrical safety, which helps you to ensure compliance with the Electrical Safety at Work Act 1989, requires that both a visual inspection and formal testing are performed.
As the duty holder within your company, it is your responsibility to ensure that both the inspection and testing is performed by someone suitably competent and experienced.
In this context, a Competent Person must be able to:
In order for someone to meet these criteria, and safely demonstrate the ability to put their judgements into practice, both training and experience will be required.
It is suggested that the Competent Person for PAT Testing should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in the below areas:
All of Intersafe's PAT Testing engineers are experienced and qualified to a minimum standard of City & Guilds 2377 Electrical Equipment Maintenance & Testing and use the latest PAT Testing equipment from Seaward, so you can rely on them to perform testing accurately and efficiency.