One of the most important things we have to do before hiring out equipment is to check that it is safe and in good working order. We regularly have our gas catering hire equipment tested by a Gas Safe engineer, while our electrical equipment is PAT tested. But what does that mean? We’ve put together this little blog to explain to you just how keep our customers safe.
Electrical Hire Equipment and PAT
PAT stands for “Portable Appliance Testing” and is the name for the process where electrical equipment is routinely checked for safety. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all electrical systems including appliances are maintained to prevent danger, and while it does not specifically obligate inspections it does impose a requirement of providing