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PAT – Portable Appliance Testing

PAT – Portable Appliance Testing

We use a range of methods and testing equipment to verify the safety of electrical appliances in homes, public buildings and commercial premises.

PAT Testing for Rental Homes and Businesses

Testing electrical appliances regularly is a safety issue that is governed by an Institute of Electrical Engineers Code of Practice. If you own a business or rental property that includes portable appliances, you need to check each appliance for errors and faults at least once a year.

The appliances subject to electrical testing include:

  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Audio equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Fixed and stationery appliances
  • IT hardware
  • Cables and chargers
  • Handheld electrical devices

Standard PAT tests usually begin with a visual inspection of the appliance. Any broken cables or casing will usually result in a failure. A specialised PAT testing machine is then used to check for earth continuity, insulation resistance and lead polarity.

If the appliance passes the test, PAT testing certificates are issued in the form of stickers; red for a fail and green for a pass.

If you own a business, you have a legal obligation to ensure all electrical equipment within it is safe to use. That responsibility applies to colleagues, staff members and members of the general public.

Let us help you uphold your health and safety obligations by PAT testing all your electrical appliances. Call us today to discuss PAT testing requirements or book an appointment.

Why Choose Us for PAT Testing

Our experienced electricians can test every appliance in your property for a pre-agreed price. We will supply all of the PAT testing machines, as well as official green and red PAT testing stickers. We will also provide you with a report covering all the appliances we test.

When you choose us for PAT tests, you guaranteed:

  • State-of-the-art testing equipment
  • Experience and expertise
  • The services of fully certified electricians
  • A full report
  • Recommendations and advice
  • Our customer service guarantee

Call us today on 01727 576131 to find out more about our PAT testing services or book a visit from one of our electrical engineers.

Please get in touch to see how we can help.