Monthly Archives: February 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PAT Testing? PAT Testing is the abbreviated term given to the phrase “Portable Appliance Testing” which forms part of the process referred to as the ‘Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical equipment’. This practice was introduced to enable companies to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. To meet the EAWR regulations any company or organisation is required to have in place a program of inspections and safety testing of portable electrical appliances. […]

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What needs PAT Testing?

What appliances need PAT testing? There are 2 main factors to consider to determine whether or not an electrical appliances requires a PAT test... The electrical 'classification' of the item, and The 'category' of the item The class of an appliance helps to determine whether it needs testing for earth and insulation, just insulation, or simply requires a visual inspection. Some appliances, class 3 for example, don't even need the inspection.  Electrical appliances are generally categorised into 3 classes: Class 1 - regarded as the most dangerous, has only basic insulation for protection and so relies on earth [...]

By |2019-10-01T20:58:32+00:00February 24th, 2014|Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on What needs PAT Testing?