PAT Testing Info

PAT Testing information – useful information regarding portable appliance testing

What you need to know about PAT Testing

By |2020-06-07T09:49:32+00:00June 7th, 2020|PAT Testing Info|

What you need to know about PAT Testing Pat Testing (also known as Portable Appliance Testing) is a way of checking your electrical equipment to see if it is SAFE. PAT Testing is an important part of your organisation's Health and Safety regime. It doesn't matter whether you're a small business or a large multi-site corporation; if [...]

Can I PAT test my own equipment?

By |2020-05-27T06:54:32+00:00May 27th, 2020|PAT Testing Info|

Can I PAT test my own equipment? Can I PAT test my own equipment? You can... but why would you want to?  I can do my own accounts; but why would I want to? When an accountant or a book-keeper can do them much quicker, much better, more efficiently and probably cheaper than I can.  An electrical [...]

PAT Testing during Covid-19

By |2020-04-26T18:12:23+00:00April 21st, 2020|PAT Testing Info|

We are available for bookings during Covid-19 lockdown Our work can not be done from home, so we are continuing to operate, albeit on a reduced level. As long as safety measures can be implemented we can still do work for you.  If you can take into account the safety measures being implemented we can still carry [...]

What are surge protectors for?

By |2020-04-05T07:48:25+00:00April 5th, 2020|PAT Testing Info|

What are surge protectors for? A surge protector is an electrical appliance designed to protect electrical equipment from surges in power, or voltage spikes. A surge protectors tries to limit the voltage supplied to the appliance by either blocking or shorting to ground the unwanted voltage.  Surges in power generally come from: Internal tripping  events, such as [...]

Do new electricals need PAT testing?

By |2020-04-22T15:34:02+00:00July 15th, 2019|PAT Testing Info|

Do new electricals need PAT testing? Does new electrical equipment need PAT Testing? Do new electricals need PAT testing? If you are sure they came from a reputable supplier than they shouldn't need PAT testing. New equipment should be safe when manufactured, and are tested before leaving the factory, so there should be no need for you to [...]

How long does a PAT testing certificate last?

By |2020-05-06T09:42:18+00:00February 19th, 2019|PAT Testing Info|

How long does a PAT test last? A PAT test is like an MOT - it's only as good as the day it is done. You should never ask how long does a PAT test last, only, did the appliances pass the required tests. The test is carried out on an electrical appliance to confirm it is [...]

Do new electrical items need PAT testing?

By |2020-04-26T19:26:11+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

Do new electrical items need PAT testing? If I had to give you the answer to this question, I would say "better safe than sorry, get it tested", but ultimately the final decision is yours.  Most people say that you don't need to get new equipment PAT tested but it is up to your company policy If [...]

What happens if an appliance fails the PAT tests?

By |2020-04-27T17:35:10+00:00July 25th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

If we fail an appliance we will advise you what to do; either repair it or dispose of it.  PAT Testing is as much about finding faulty appliances and fixing them as it is about confirming appliances are safe. If an appliance fails it may be repairable; if we can repair it we will do, but if not [...]

Socket testing – is it really necessary?

By |2020-05-06T12:02:16+00:00March 5th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

Socket Testing - is it really needed? Socket Testing - is it really necessary? Socket Testing - is it really necessary? Your electrical wall sockets should be tested by an electrician when they do an electrical installation certificate report; you hope they were installed correctly and so it's just [...]