Portable Appliance Testing (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.

Why do I need to have my appliances tested?

 

The best way of ensuring 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 property.

What will I receive?

 

Upon completion of the portable appliance inspection and testing you should receive a report that details the following as a minimum:

  • 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 technically aware, then the contractor / competent person who carried out the inspection and testing should be happy to talk through your report with you and advise you of any further action required.

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