What is PAT?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is a test to ensure that all electrical equipment is safe. UK Health & Safety regulations state that regular PAT testing is strongly advised: “a requirement of maintenance of safety, and evidence of routine maintenance of all hand-held, portable and plug-in equipment”. The technical term for the PAT testing process is In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment.
Why you need PAT testing
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), 25% of all reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances which is why PAT Testing is such an important aspect of every Health & Safety Policy.
Many insurance companies now require PAT Testing as standard. Your insurance may even be invalid, or payments reduced or delayed on a claim for damage if an appliance causing that damage has not undergone electrical safety testing.Portable appliances can be defined as any item of electrical equipment that has a power lead with a plug that is intended to be connected to the mains electricity supply. These items are required to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in a safe working condition.ortable appliances can be defined as any item of electrical equipment that has a power lead with a plug that is intended to be connected to the mains electricity supply. These items are required to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in a safe working condition.
What is a portable Device?
Portable appliances can be defined as any item of electrical equipment that has a power lead with a plug that is intended to be connected to the mains electricity supply. These items are required to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in a safe working condition.
How often does PAT testing need to be done?
How often PAT testing is carried out depends on the appliance type and the level of risk it carries and how and where it is used. The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) has published its Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment which forms the basis of UK portable appliance testing.
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