Do you comply with Safety, Health & Work Act SI 732 of 2007?

Portable Appliance Testing

SHS Conveyors can help you comply with this safety legislation by using the most comprehensive P.A. (Portable Appliance) Tester available.

SHS Conveyors offers Portable Appliance Testing in response to a growing customer demand for a quick and efficient service to help companies meet their growing Health and Safety obligations.

Under current Health and Safety Regulations it is mandatory for all companies to have their portable equipment periodically tested to ensure the safety of such equipment. The definition of portable equipment includes all items which can be unplugged and moved to a different location.

Please browse the details to find out more about the P.A.T. services we provide.

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing is a series of tests to ensure the safety of all who use these appliances. It is a series of in-service tests that repeat the manufacturers' safety tests.

These tests are conducted on-site using a microprocessor controlled test instrument and the results downloaded to a computer and stored, after which a detailed report is issued to the customer.

A portable appliance is any item which can be disconnected from the electrical supply by means of a plug.

There are more portable appliances in the workplace than you might think! Click the following typical work scenes to see some examples...

Why test?

Portable Appliance Testing is required by law.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2007 puts the legal responsibility on owners, directors, managers and safety officers to ensure the safety of all employees.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulation 2007 (SI 732) requires all appliances to be tested regularly and records maintained for five years.

For more information on this legislation please see the HSA website, page 14 of the Electricity Guidance PDF.

How it's done?

We will come to your premises, test your equipment with minimal disruption to your business and issue you with a detailed report on the performance of your equipment. If any of your equipment is found to be unsafe, we can make a repair on the spot, to correct minor defects, in order to avoid decommissioning important equipment.

All equipment tested will be labelled with a unique identifying number and barcode, to cross-reference with the test report. We will store your data for 5 years, or we can supply you with a database, containing your test results in electronic format.

The testing procedure for each appliance is as follows:

Identify the class of appliance. Select the test routine to be carried out on the appliance. Proceed through the tests until appliance has passed or failed.

Print label for item. On each label there is a unique asset ID number, Barcode, next test date and a Pass/Fail indication.

The label is stuck to the appliance as a quick and obvious sign that the item has been tested. Labels easily attach around cables. Labels serve as a reminder of when the retest is due.


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