PAT Testing, or Portable Appliance Testing is a process of regularly testing all portable electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use. While it’s not law, PAT testing is important for businesses to ensure full compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, alongside other health and safety regulations. More.
Over time, all electrical installations degrade because of their age and usage. These installations require inspection and testing at regular periods by registered electricians, to make sure they are in good working order. Then on job completion you will be issued with an EICR (Electrical Condition Report). More.
Items may fail when they are tested. However, most items that fail can be fully repaired and retested whilst we’re on-site, to keep your business operations running smoothly. If items cannot be repaired while on-site, they are marked clearly as failed. These items are then identified to you, so they can be removed from employee use until they’re repaired.
Certification & Reporting
Once testing has been completed, we provide you with a fully itemised statement of all appliances tested. We also provide you with a certificate for PAT Testing, for you to keep on file.
All the appliances we test are clearly labelled with a coloured sticker showing the test date.
Frequency Testing of Maintenance Contracts
Generally, Portable Appliance Testing is completed annually. However, how often your appliances need testing very much depends on the type of appliance.
We recommend timescales for testing in accordance with the guidelines set by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Take advantage of our free evaluation service to draw up a testing programme and identify the right frequency for testing all your portable appliances.