Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pat Testing

Pat Testing is an abbreviation for the term Portable Appliance Testing. Pat Testing is the inspection & testing of electrical equipment that is used in a work environment or provided to tenants in multiple occupancy properties (HMO).

 The following regulations places a legal responsibility on Employers, Employees & Landlords to ensure equipment and appliances are safe. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Electricity at Work Regulation 1989, Management of Health and safety at work Regulation 1999, The Housing Act 2004 (England & Wales) & The Housing Act 2006 (Scotland).

The frequency that  inspection and testing required is dependent upon, the environment the appliance is used in. the risk of the appliance becoming faulty or damaged .

Having appliances Pat Tested by a competent person allows dangerous faults to be detected before they cause an injury or loss.

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Having you're equipment Pat Tested, can ensure you are meeting the requirements set by law and at the same time you are keeping you're employee, assets and business protected.


Pat Testing Process

We carry out a thorough inspection, we don't leave anything to chance. Our testing process is done in 3 stages, firstly we carry out a formal visual inspection of the appliance.

Then we carry out the combined inspection and testing, using the Seaward Apollo 500 Pat Tester. This consists of an earth continuity test (Class 1 Appliance) and Insulation resistance test.

Final step, we carry out a functional test to ensure the appliance is working correctly.