Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the testing of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most defective electrical appliances can be identified by visual examination but certain defects can only be detected by PAT testing. Visual examination is also a part of the PAT testing process as some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.

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Ensuring electrical equipment is safe in the workplace will help protect your employees and property from accidents caused by defective electrical appliances.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. 

The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. Frequently used electrical equipment such as power tools should be examined more frequently than appliances that are used less often such as table lamps in a hotel.

We will thoroughly test all of your electrical appliances. Identifying any potentially unsafe or defective equipment. We clearly label each piece of tested equipment with the date we tested - this helps you keep track of what has been tested and by whom.

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It's important to employ the right people to carry out your PAT testing. Often you are able to undertake your own visual inspections and identify clearly defective appliances. However, a greater level of knowledge and experience is needed to carry out proper PAT testing covering visual and equipment based testing procedures:

  • We have the right equipment to do the tests.
  • We have the skills to carry out the tests reliably.
  • We have the knowledge understand the test results and advise accordingly.
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