In general most electrical wiring needs testing, from large buildings to kettles. If an item has got a plug top on it and you can move it, then it is classed as a Portable Appliance.
There is a legal requirement that employers ensure the electrical safety of any equipment that their employees use in the course of their work. This includes computers, phone chargers and those hidden fan-heaters under their desks! Portable Appliance Testing is usually required by insurance companies.
A 'PAT test' includes:
The testing of an item takes about a couple minutes.
- A visual inspection of the external casing and flex
- An electrical test to check its earth paths
- An electrical test to check its insulation
- The recording of results
- The fixing of a compliance sticker on the item.
In addition to marking all items which have passed with a compliance sticker, we will provide copies of all test results for your records.