Is PAT Testing important?

Portable Appliance Testing, also known as PAT testing, is the process by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing, also known as PAT testing, is the process by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. This is achieved via a series of electronic tests and visual inspections.

Although it is not a legal requirement, current UK legislation states that businesses must maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition. They also have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

What is included?

Upon completion of an electrical portable appliance test you will receive a report that details the following:

  • An inventory, or asset list, detailing all appliances located during the inspection, along with their location.
  • A full set of results for each item tested.
  • A list of any items that failed the test, along with an explanation as to why they failed.
  • A visible PASS or FAIL label affixed to the item, which will detail the date of inspection, when the next test is due and a signature of the person carrying out the work.

Quantec can combine your PAT tests with other electrical testing services, allowing you to reduce costs and minimise disruption. For more information, please get in touch or get a Quick Quote.

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