When it comes to electrical safety, it is your obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure the safety of your staff, patients, pupils or visitors are not put at risk and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.
PAT testing is an important verification tool. The whole process is known as "in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment." This routine check of all electrical appliances ensures that all your electrical appliances meet the strictest safety requirements. The PAT test complies with all legal requirements and may even qualify you for a discount on your insurance premiums, as it proves how seriously you take safety issues in the work place.
Emergency Lighting Testing Emergency lighting systems are installed to provide assistance in evacuating a building in the event of loss of supply to the general lighting circuits through fire for instance. The Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1997 state that “Emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in case lighting fails”.
Distribution Boards and circuits are surveyed while in normal use, avoiding the need for inconvenient shutdowns. The temperature and pattern of the thermal image quickly identifies problems and the likely cause. Many insurers now regard thermal imaging as an essential method of risk reduction, offering reduced premiums as a result.