Portable Appliance Testing
What is 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.
PAT testing should be done routinely upon the expiry date.
Why do I need it?
Peace of mind
To comply with health and safety regulations regarding the maintenance of electrical devices (PAT is one way of showing that correct maintenance has been carried out by a competent person)
For insurance purposes (some insurance companies stipulate that you must have a PAT certificate)
Offices, Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Landlords, Churches and any other business regardless of size likely requires PAT testing
How do I know PAT testing has been done?
An electrical certificate listing all the devices and locations will be issued noting any failures or limitations. There will also be labels placed on each device with a corresponding ID code. The certificate issued complies with all current health and safety legislation.
Each job will be priced competitively on a job by job basis after discussing the quantity of devices, type of devices, locations of devices and times when the job can be carried out (out of hours PAT testing is an option to fit round your specific needs).