Portable Appliance Testing is the electrical safety testing of portable electrical equipment. It consists of a visual inspection and various electrical tests carried out using test equipment. Appliances that have passed the equipment are deemed to be safe to use until the next test date. A sticker is attached to the equipment indicating Pass or fail and next test date. The intervals between test is normally 12 months but can be between 6 to 24 months dependent on the environment. We normally put a 12 months annual Re-Test Date.
PAT Testing is normally carried out in shops, businesses, council and public sector organisations, rented property, care homes. Anywhere there are employees or where people reside in rented or public sector accommodation. Also Exhibition Centers and Public Halls, both the venue and users bringing in equipment need Portable Appliance Testing. We also replace Plug tops and fuses.