This site is a useful resource for anyone undertaking Portable Appliance Testing in offices, hotels, schools, warehouses, factories and workshops. Just follow the links here to get to the information on Portable Appliance Testing & PAT testers .
Electrical appliances start off perfectly safe, but with use can deteriorate to an extent where there is a risk of an electric shock or a fire. Just as regular MOT checks ensure the safety of cars on the road, Portable Appliance Testing ensures that electrical appliances continue to be safe to use.
The information here attempts to show how straightforward it really is to make sure that electrical appliances are safe.
There are many different makes and models of PAT Testers available for sale. It is important to be aware of the features of these different testers and understand what the advantages and disadvantages of these are. We look at some common options in detail.
Useful information for anyone in the Charity sector reselling or considering reselling used electrical appliances.
Our simple 8 step guide to correctly wiring a plug.
The latest IET Code of Practice (Edition 5) recommends using a risk based approach to the frequency of testing. Use our risk calculator on the resources page to work this out.