PAT Testing information – useful information regarding portable appliance testing

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 [...]

PAT testing Server Systems

By |2020-04-22T15:51:29+00:00March 4th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

  In order to perform a Portable Appliance Test an appliance needs to be shut down and unplugged; this includes server systems. If you don't shut down the server the PAT engineer can't carry out the appropriate tests, so there is no way of knowing if the server is safe. PAT engineers who put labels on servers and record [...]

Check out the Latest Product Recalls via the Electrical Safety First app

By |2020-04-27T18:09:12+00:00January 11th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

Check out the Latest Product Recalls This is where you can check out the latest product recalls, using this excellent tool created by our clever friends over at Electrical Safety First.  If you follow the news you will be aware of the importance of making sure your electrical appliances are registered such as the Whirlpool washing machines [...]

Why do we get Portable Appliances tested?

By |2020-01-20T20:13:15+00:00December 24th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

To make sure they are safe - dangerous appliances can give users electric shocks and start fires. PAT testing reduces the chances of that happening There are valid arguments for why you should get portable appliances tested, and there are arguments against getting appliances tested; usually created by people that don't understand why it is done.  Electrical appliances are [...]

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

By |2020-04-26T19:32:51+00:00November 30th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

What is portable appliance testing? Portable Appliance Testing is also called PAT testing, so the question "What is PAT testing?" carries the same answer. There is actually a lot more content on that page so we recommend you go there if you really want to know the answer. If you simply want to get some portable appliance testing [...]

PAT Test Certificate | Portable Appliance Testing Report

By |2020-05-06T08:59:14+00:00November 24th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

PAT Test Certificate from Portable Appliance Testing Portable appliance testing is carried out in almost every workplace in the United Kingdom, it has been getting done for many years and is very important for protecting business owners and equipment users alike, for differing reasons. A PAT test certificate confirms that a business owner has completed portable appliance [...]

Guidance on maintaining safe portable appliances to Pass PAT testing

By |2020-04-28T08:04:24+00:00November 10th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

Making sure your equipment continues to be safe shouldn't be too difficult, and in most cases you will pass PAT testing if you equipment is maintained; you see, as long as your equipment is as safe on the day of the test as it was the day it was made, the appliance is going to pass. Appliance testing ultimately is [...]

If staff use appliances you provide, away from work, make sure they’re PAT tested

By |2020-05-06T12:01:46+00:00October 18th, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

Equipment provided by the company for use elsewhere So you get your office equipment PAT tested, but what about the gear in the vans, or the laptop Joe the sales guy uses at home? Every electrical appliance the company owns needs to be checked to see that it is maintaining a safe standard, whether it is used in [...]

How often are PAT tests required?

By |2020-04-28T08:12:27+00:00August 1st, 2017|PAT Testing Info|

How often are PAT tests required? How often should we do a PAT Test is a topic for discussion on so many occasions, but our best advice is this - Keep it simple Most customers want to know how often PAT testing needs doing for the wrong reasons; it shouldn't be about how much money can be saved. [...]