Portable Appliance Testing – PAT

Keeping your electrical appliances running smoothly, and safely, is easy to do with our PAT testing.

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.

We can raise any current or potential issues with your equipment, helping you make an informed decision with regards to replacing or fixing any equipment. This can save you money in the long run, solving problems before they get worse, which could require you to buy replacement equipment. Also this improves the electrical safety in your home by making sure everything is functioning correctly.

The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. For example, a power tool used on a construction site should be examined more frequently than a lamp in a hotel bedroom. For guidance on suggested frequencies of inspection and testing, see: Maintaining portable and transportable electrical equipment.

Why Choose Us?

  • Use the latest equipment meaning disruption is minimal (see images below)
  • Give quotes that have no hidden extras
  • All equipment we use is calibrated to ensure the results are accurate
  • Staff are both qualified and competent to carry out the service
  • Microwave tests are not charged as an extra service

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