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PAT Testing

PAT Testing

Fluke 6500-2 Pat TesterPAT TESTING (Portable Appliance Testing)

Pat Testing Services offered with no charge for items that did not pass the test, offer is only valid if you wish for us to dispose of that failed item for free.


What is PAT Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.

Why do I need to have my appliances tested?
The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for Companies / Landlords to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their property.

What does Portable Appliance Testing involve?
To establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances, the competent person will carry out a visual inspection of the appliance, its plug and lead. For Class I equipment they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity.

What items need to be PAT tested?
Determining what needs to be PAT tested is not as difficult as it sounds. For the purpose of legislation, portable appliances include all equipment that is not part of a fixed installation but is meant to be connected to a fixed installation or generator. Any appliance that uses a flexible cable or plug and socket qualifies as a portable appliance. In other words, if you have an appliance that has a plug that is intended to be connected to a wall socket or generator, it qualifies as needing to be PAT tested.
This can include items such as electric drills, monitors, printers, PCs, kettles and larger items like photocopiers, vending machines and others. So a cordless power tool would not need to be PAT tested but their battery chargers that plug into the wall for power do need to be tested. You should note that there are larger items that seem stationary but still require PAT testing. For instance, a heated towel rail or built-in dishwasher may seem like a fixed appliance but for testing purposes, they still qualify as portable because they plug into a power source.
All IT equipment should be tested, including power cords to this equipment although they are required to be tested separately from the equipment that they power because they are held to a different standard. Electrical cable extensions are the most commonly tested items as they are among the most common sources of safety hazards.
All of your 110/240v volt equipment in addition to all 3 phase equipment should also be tested. If you have equipment that is not possible to turn off for PAT testing such as servers and critical systems, you should ensure that every effort is made to perform a combined inspection. Tests can be done at the next available shut down for maintenance purposes.

What will I receive? All the below, plus if any PAT tested item fails we can reduce the cost of testing that item if you wish for us to dispose of it for free. Saving you money!!!

Upon completion of the portable appliance inspection and testing you should receive a report that details the following as a minimum:
An inventory containing each appliance type, name, location and description
A full set of test results for each appliance tested
A full list of any failed items with an explanation of their failure
A visible pass or fail label on each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature.
If you are not technically aware, then the contractor / competent person who carried out the inspection and testing should be happy to talk through your report with you and advise you of any further action required.

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