What is PAT testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the examination of electrical appliances to make sure they are safe to use.

Why do I need to have my appliances tested?

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.

The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for landlords and employers to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property.

Where PAT testing is required?

·         To comply with all health and safety requirements

·         To satisfy your insurance company.

·         Where appliances are used by employees.

·         Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as public houses, hospitals, schools, colleges, caravans, garages, care homes, shops, industrial/commercial etc.

·         Where appliances are supplied or hired.

·         Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

Who should do the work?

Electrical work must only be carried out by people who have the necessary knowledge, qualifications, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.

 What will I receive?

Upon completion of the inspection and testing you should receive a report that details the following as a minimum:

·         An inventory containing each appliance type, name, location and description

·         A full set of test results for each appliance tested

·         A full list of any failed items with an explanation of their failure

·         A visible pass or fail label on each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature.

·         Certification of the tests carried out

·         Bison electrical services can offer a free facilities management service for your property or business. We let YOU know when you are duePortable appliance test (PAT) on your equipment, Taking away the stress and making sure that you or your business are always compliant.