How often do you see a PAT tester testing your equipment without unplugging it?
It is not possible to test a portable appliance without unplugging it
A technician that doesn’t unplug an appliance is simply looking at it, or doing even less – he sticks a sticker on and charges you for it.
- An internal fault won’t be found by looking at the outside of an appliance – the appliance needs testing to find internal faults, so it needs unplugging
- The appliance could be overheating which may not be seen or felt – it needs unplugging to find this fault
- The plug pins may be faulty which won’t be seen when they’re in the socket – it needs unplugging
- The plug may be counterfeit or fake but you won’t know that without unplugging it