Schedule your Portable Appliance Testing with a qualified electrical engineer at a time and date to suit you. Your PAT Certificate will be issued within the same day or the following business day.
PAT Certificate Service Description
Portable appliance testing, or PAT, involved the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. During the appointment, your selected professional electrical engineer will visit the property and complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical appliances on the property are in working order and are safe to use. All electrical appliances supplied by a flexible cable with either a plug and socket or a spur box to connect it to the fixed electrical installation are considered portable appliances or portable electrical equipment (PEE) and need to be tested, regardless of their size. Typical examples of PEE include kitchen equipment, including toasters, food mixers, kettles, refrigerators, microwave ovens and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and any Extension leads are also regarded as portable appliances. The entire onsite process will typically take up to one hour depending on the number of appliances on the property.
Although the law does not specifically state how often PAT testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least have an inspection yearly. PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to minimize electric risks from faulty appliances.
What does the inspection include?
PAT testing includes visual checks for:
- Damages to the flexible cable such as cuts, abrasions, trapped cables etc.
- Damages to the plug, such as cracked case or bent pins
- Illegal joints in the cable, such as taped joint
- Any equipment being used in unsuitable conditions, such as wet or dusty environment
- Any signs of overheating, such as stains or burns