Q. Why do I need to do PAT testing?

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self employed. With a regular maintenance schedule in place PAT Testing ensures that your electrical equipment is safe and fit for use.

Q. Are detachable power leads and extension leads considered separate appliances?

IEC leads (kettle leads), detachable power leads and extension leads must be treated as separate items as they are in many cases interchangeable. It is more common for the fault to lie in these leads as they incur the most wear and tear.

Q. In what format will I receive my PAT Test Certificate?

All PAT Test Certificates are emailed instantly in a pdf format. Hard copies are available upon request.

Q. How can PAT Testing affect our insurance cover?

In the event of a claim your insurance company may reduce, delay or even refuse to pay for damage if the cause is found to be an appliance that has not been tested. Don't take the chance of faulty equipment causing a fire, contact us today.

Q. What Types Of Appliances Need PAT Testing?

A portable appliance is any equipment which is powered by being connected to the electrical mains through a plug, usually 13 amp, for example, kettles, irons, fridges, heaters, TVs, drills and vacuum cleaners. It also includes appliances connected to 110 volt, 240 volt, 415 volt and C Form plugs.

Q. Will the testing be disruptive?

During Portable Appliance Testing we try to minimise any disruption by only disconnecting items as we test them. We can work outside of business hours if this helps.