PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing)

Portable Appliance Testing

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.

Why do I need to have my appliances tested?

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.

What does it 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 (devices that require an earth lead to be connected) they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity.

Who should do the work?

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.

What will I receive?

Upon completion of the inspection and testing you should receive a report detailing the following :

  • 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 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.

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