In: PAT Testing

There are many PAT testing services, but not all provide quality services that we do at Portable Appliance Testing.

Portable appliance testing (PAT) companies test electrical appliances depending on the class of the appliance. There are two types of classes our portable appliance testing (PAT) companies inspect; these are Class I or Class II.

Our PAT testing services will look at the rating plate of the appliance to identify its class, watt and voltage. While PAT testing if there is no rating plate is found on the appliance, the appliance will be disposed of.

Our PAT testing services will identify the class of an appliance through a symbol on the rating plate. A Class II appliance will have a double box symbol, whereas a Class I appliance will not display any symbol. It is important for this to be checked before PAT testing.

Class I appliances tend to have large areas of exposed metal for example an electrical fire or a PC. PAT testing services for any Class I appliance with exposed metal is highly important because the metal is connected to the earth pin of the mains plug. Class II appliances have two layers of insulation to protect anyone using it from electric shock. Class II appliances are items such as hand held drills or hairdryers. Our PAT testing services ensure that both of these Classes are safe to use. Some appliances are more prone to danger than others and will require PAT testing more frequently than others.

The categories for PAT testing services and what we assess in our PAT testing services are:

  • Stationary
  • Moveable
  • Portable
  • Hand-held

PAT testing services determine how dangerous the appliance can be. Stationary appliances will not be moved, which means that the cable is less likely to be damaged and pose danger. However, hand-held equipment is likely to be damaged because it is more likely to be dropped or the cable could be constantly rubbed against something, causing it to fail PAT testing.

Our PAT testing services ensure that your business is following all mandatory health and safety regulations and the code of practice issued by IEE.

Our PAT testing companies offer services to every type of business and our aim is to promote safe working environments all over London. Our PAT testing business engineer will at first inspect all electrical appliances. This includes all visual inspections; an important sector that our portable appliance testing (PAT) companies provide.

The next procedure PAT testing services is to test all of the electrical appliances individually. We will use a small machine which will tell us whether your appliance has passed or failed the test. A label will be placed on each of the plugs or the cable of the appliance which will state whether the appliance has passed or failed.

Once we have completed our PAT testing services, an employee of our PAT testing company will then issue you with the appropriate documentation. This will include a written report and a test certificate. The written report will give details of the inspection and state which appliances passed and failed. Our PAT testing services offer services to other types of companies. Prices vary depending on the number of electrical appliances in the premises and the accessibility to these appliances.