What is a Portable Appliance?

A portable appliance is an item that can be moved and unplugged from the mains power supply. A portable appliance includes computers, power tools, hair driers, kettles, washing machines, welding sets etc.

By |2024-04-22T21:18:31+00:00April 22nd, 2024||

What does the PAT Testing Certificate include?

The PAT Testing Certificate Report we issue includes everything you need to support you should you ever find yourself under investigation. Most providers do not supply you with electrical test results - without them, the report would not be accepted in a legal dispute. Our reports clearly show the [...]

By |2024-04-22T21:14:36+00:00April 22nd, 2024||

How often do I need to get PAT testing done?

How often you need to get PAT testing done depends on numerous factors, including: Your own risk assessment - a risk assessment will help you determine what needs to be done to maintain safe equipment A fire prevention risk assessment - will assess what needs doing to prevent fires [...]

By |2024-04-22T21:04:41+00:00April 22nd, 2024||

What is Electrical Equipment Testing?

Electrical Equipment Testing is often confused as the new name for PAT testing; it's shocking how many companies have got this wrong. Electrical equipment testing hasn't replaced PAT Testing; it's always been there. When we talk about electrical equipment, we are referring to all types of electrical equipment, whether [...]

By |2024-04-22T20:52:40+00:00April 22nd, 2024||

What is PAT testing?

PAT Testing, aka Portable appliance testing is the term we use to describe a safety check carried out on electrical equipment to make sure they are safe to use. As part of this inspection we carry out a visual examination, done by a competent engineer, who will find most [...]

By |2024-04-22T20:47:10+00:00April 22nd, 2024||

Is PAT testing a legal requirement in the UK?

Whilst there is no definitive legal requirement to specifically carry out PAT, there are legal requirements to maintain safe electrical equipment, and to prove you do that. A PAT Test Certificate is the most recognised method for doing this.

By |2021-09-13T15:07:03+00:00September 13th, 2021||

Do you remind us when our next tests are due?

Yes we do. Every month we send reminders out by email to every client who's PAT is expiring in the next 8-12 weeks. We'll offer a date to come in to do the work, all you need to do is accept it or suggest a different date.

By |2021-09-04T17:51:50+00:00July 5th, 2021||

How often do we need PAT testing?

How often do we need PAT testing? This is the hardest question to answer; answered more easily when we see the job, or after. PAT testing frequency causes many arguments and discussions but ultimately it comes down to this - how big the risk of the appliance getting damaged or [...]

By |2022-01-27T21:59:25+00:00July 5th, 2021||
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