Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is a visual and electrical test of
all electrical equipment, which is connected to an electrical supply through
a socket outlet, via a plug and flexible cable.
visually and electrically
Carry out ‘on the
spot’ minor repairs i.e. fuses, plugs
passing the inspection will be recorded and labeled and a full copy sent
to you for reference.
Notify you when
re-testing is due (depending on appliance type/use)
All work carried out by fully qualified Staff
What Does the Test
Visual inspection for correct installation and use, damage and poor
Series of electrical tests using an approved Portable Appliance Tester to
check for potential electrical breakdown.
Portable Appliance Testing
Health & safety Executive states that 25% of all electrical accidents
involve portable appliances. The Electricity At Work Regulations place a
legal responsibility on employer, employees and self-employed persons to
comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonable
practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such
in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of
maintenance, inspection and testing.
Health & Safety At Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the
appliances are used by employees
the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals,
schools, hotels, shops etc.