What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?

Portable appliance testing is a procedure to maintain electrical equipment to prevent danger as far as is reasonably practical. All electrical equipment whether permanently connected or connected by plug and socket-outlet should be inspected and tested.

Each test lasts only a few minutes depending on ease of access to the equipment

A full visual inspection is carried out checking for damaged flexes, plugs and equipment, incorrectly wired plugs and incorrectly rated fuses

Once the item passes the visual inspection the item is plugged into the portable appliance tester and a series of electrical tests are carried out

A label is then attached to the item showing the Item number, date when next test is due, and whether it passed or failed

The results are then sent back to our head office for processing where a fully inclusive  Item Register and Test Report is prepared then sent to you with the Certificate of Conformity