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.
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.
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.
Dorset and Devon Fire Solutions and carry out the PAT testing at the same time of servicing your fire extinguisher, with only charging you once for call out charge.
What will you receive?
Upon completion of the portable appliance inspection and testing you should receive a report that details the following as a minimum;
- A PAT testing certificate
- A full list of any failed items
- A visible pass or fail label on each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature.
Please contact us for more information.