Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used.
Tests are usually carried out annually, however on some occasions, dependent on environment they can be between 6 to 24 months. We work towards annual re-test dates.
Once an appliance has been tested, we will place a sticker on it showing the date upon which it is due for renewal and that it has either passed or failed the PAT test.
Where an appliance is hard wired or integrated and the plug point is not accessible, a visual inspection and an earth test (where appropriate) will be carried out.
If you would like to book at PAT test with us please contact us.
|PAT test of 1 – 20 items||£45 inc VAT|
|PAT test 20 – 40 items||£66 inc VAT|
|Each item over 40||£1.20 inc VAT per item|