Portable appliance testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking the safety of electrical appliances via a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.
The best way of making sure that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for landlords to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented properties.
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 (devices that require an earth lead to be connected) they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity.
Electrical work must only be carried out by people who have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.
Many registered electricians will carry out portable appliance testing. Abode Electrical are registered to carry out PAT testing and they offer this service throughout South-West London.
Upon completion of the inspection and testing you should receive a report detailing the following :
If you are not up with all of the technical jargon Abode Electrical will be happy to talk through your report with you and advise you of any further action required.