Portable Appliance Testing

P.A.T Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is essential for all businesses and public sectors and is a Health and Safety requirement under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

All of Inside Out's electrical P.A.T Testing is carried out to the IEE code of practice for in-service inspections and testing of electrical equipment and all electricians are City & Guild 2377 qualified.

The Health and Safety at Work Act places all legal responsibility on employers, and self-employed persons for the safety of any portable electrical appliances in their ownership in the following circumstances

• Where appliances are used by employees
• Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops, etc
• Where appliances are supplied or hired
• Where appliances are repaired or serviced

A P.A.T test involves a technical test and visual inspection of the electrical item by a qualified electrician which determines whether or not the appliance is safe to use. Dependent on the results, the appliance will get either a pass or a fail status. This test is generally required every year, but depends upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used. Please see frequencies of testing page.

Equipped with the latest testing equipment and up-to-date knowledge on all regulations the Inside Out electrical department provides a Portable Appliance Testing service for all appliances your business could need testing. From kettles to portable heaters; the appliance will be tested, inspected and labelled accordingly, while you will be provided with certification and any failure reports. In events when an appliance does fail, we can even make simple on site repairs.

Any questions please see PAT testing Q&A page.

For more advice on the current laws and regulations, please contact the Inside Out electrical department with any questions you may want to ask, please give us a call 01869 327666, or send us a message using our online form.