Ensuring your appliances are safe.

PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is the process of visually and electrically testing any electrical equipment for safety for personal use.

The reason we have PAT Testing is to ensure that an appliance is electrically safe for all those who use it. We visually check the appliance for any defects like damage or missing components. The appliance goes through several electrical checks such as continuity, insulation resistance and polarity.

It is essential that all electrical appliances are checked yearly to ensure your safety and others who may use the appliance. Electrical items such as electrical tools, appliances, power leads, extension leads, and all other workplace and home electrical equipment should receive a yearly check.

What does an PAT testing involve?

A full PAT test should include both a visual inspection and a more in-depth check using specialist PAT testing equipment. This test includes earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance checks.