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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

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

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PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) In Shropshire

What is PAT Testing? PAT Testing, which stands for Portable Appliance Testing, is the process of making sure your electrical devices are safe to use. This is done by visually checking them and doing electronic tests.

Why Should I Get My Appliances Tested? To make sure your devices are safe, it’s a good idea to have a PAT test. This is especially important for landlords who want to follow the rules and keep their rented homes safe.

What Happens During PAT Testing? A knowledgeable person will look at your appliance closely. They’ll check the plug, the wires, and the device itself. For some devices, they might also send test signals to see if everything’s working well.

Who Should Do the Work? Only people who know about electricity and safety should do this kind of work. Electricians who are registered are a good choice. You can find one near you easily.

What Do I Get After the Test? Once your devices are checked, you’ll get a report that includes:

  • A list of all your devices and where they are
  • Test results for each device
  • A list of devices that didn’t pass, along with reasons
  • A label on each device showing if it passed or not, the date of the test, when the next test should happen, and the person who checked it.

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We will be happy to discuss your electrical installation costs, prices, estimates and quotes from changing a broken socket to a complete electrical rewire or an electrical inspection and test.

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