What is Portable Appliance Testing?
Commonly known as PAT, PAT inspection or PAT Testing, Portable Appliance Testing is the term used to describe the routine inspection of portable electrical appliances, to ensure they are safe for use. The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) define a portable appliance as 'any electrical appliance which can, or is intended to, be moved whilst connected to an electrical supply'.
A PAT Test is a relatively straightforward but vital process of inspection that all portable electrical appliances should be subjected to on a regular basis. At periodic intervals, it is essential to test portable appliances to measure the degree of protection, to ensure that it is sufficient for safe use. At these intervals, a formal visual inspection is carried out, followed by a PAT test.
What we do
All of our PAT testers are fully qualified and meet PAT testing regulations. To declare an item electrically safe, Facit Testing's qualified electricians will carry out a thorough process of electrical testing and inspection, following a number of procedures, including a visual inspection, followed by tests to determine earth bond continuity, insulation resistance, functional tests and polarity of wiring.