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All tests are carried out in accordance with the IET Code of Practice (Edition 4-2012) for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
 
    
The complete Portable Appliance Testing consists of a series of inspections and electrical tests on each item. These tests vary depending on the class of the item.
A visual inspection is undertaken first to check for faults /damage to:

Plug Casing
Damage to the flex of the appliance. (Cracked or cut)
The wiring of the plug is checked to ensure correct and secure termination
The fuse rating of the plug is checked. (Fuses are replaced free of charge, if required)


Once these Visual tests have been carried out. A number of Electrical tests are performed depending on the class of the equipment by using a PAT Tester.
  • Insulation test 
  • Earth continuity test 
  • Earth Leakage test
  • Polarity Check

N.B. appliances may not require all the above tests.
 
Appliance testing results are then noted and the electrical item marked accordingly with a PASS or FAIL label.

These results are then complied into a report and this along with the certificate are emailed to you as a PDF document.





Call: 07724 123331 

email: pat.safety@btinternet.com
Why Do I Need My Electrical Appliances Tested?

The Electricity At Work Regulation (1998) focuses on the 'Duty of Care' in relation to any machinery connected to the electricity supply via a removable plug. Neglecting electrical systems could result in injuries to your employees, lost income and fines imposed if found in breach of your statutory responsibilities. In some instances it may even invalidate your insurance claims. To assist companies to comply with this legislation the electrical industry has developed a range of tests to an industry standard. This ensures that all portable appliances are checked by a technician to ensure that they comply with the pre-defined standard and are safe for the purpose that they are designed for.

The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999


PAT Testing Prices

25 items for £25 (individual quotes given for more items)

Computers / PC's would consist of 4 separate tests, one for each mains lead, the screen and the PC (tower or desktop model). Visual Inspection of tower and screen applies.

If you have less than 25 items then we are happy to test these for £1.50 per item.

This also affects second hand items you wish to sell. They should be tested to make sure they are safe for the new owners, this includes car boot sales and EBay
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