The PAT test is an important verification tool. The whole process is known as "in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment." This routine inspection of all electrical appliances ensures that all your electrical items meet the strictest safety requirements!
This is undertaken by an engineer, qualified to spot electrical flaws of damaged cables for instance.
Day-to day use of portable electrical appliances inevitably causes wear and damage to leads, plugs and to the item itself. If undetected and unresolved this may in turn result in an electric shock or fire. Employers, institutions and landlords therefore have a statutory responsibility to ensure that all electrical appliances used by employers, guests and tenants are safe.
PAT Testing is the most efficient way of ensuring your organisation complies with the current Health and Safety Legislation. This legislation states that your electrical equipment must be maintained so as not to cause danger.
All portable appliances that plug into the mains need testing. Do you use or supply any of these on your premises?