Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable appliances are 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. Each appliance should be appropriately marked to record the examination date or display the date for re-testing and the result of the test. PAT Testing is required to ensure your business complies with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and many insurance companies will insist this is done before they will start or renew a policy.