PAT Testing

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

PAT Testing

Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone. Future Electrical Systems Ltd offer a comprehensive PAT testing service, get in touch today for more information!

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (ie they don't make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually)
  • As an employer you are responsible to have your equipment PAT tested, we work hard with businesses across the West Midlands to ensure equipment is checked again when it is coming towards its expirer date and work with larger organisations to ensure equipment is tested with minimum impact on business productivity.

Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations.