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What is a PAT Test?

PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is a process that involves checking electrical appliances to make sure they’re safe for use. Domestic properties should have their appliances tested at least every five years. However, more frequent testing may be needed for high-risk equipment or in a rental property. 

There are different types of equipment that should be PAT tested in domestic properties, including appliances like microwave ovens, washing machines, kettles, televisions, freezers, extension cables, power tools, and more.

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Why should I get a PAT Test?

Having your appliances PAT tested can prevent injuries and fires caused due to faulty or damaged electrical equipment. One of the most significant advantages of PAT testing in domestic properties is that it can help you identify potential issues before they become major problems. Early detection of faults can prevent costly repairs down the line and keep your family safe.

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What Does PAT Testing Involve?

PAT Testing can cover a range of electrical equipment, including computers, printers, kitchen appliances, power tools, and more. The frequency of PAT Testing depends on the type of equipment and how often it is used.

PAT testing involves the following steps:

  1. Visual Inspection – The appliance is visually inspected for damage, such as frayed wires or loose connections.
  2. Earth Bond Test – A test to ensure the earth connection is effective.
  3. Insulation Test – Testing the appliance for safety to ensure no electrical components are exposed.
  4. Load Testing – The equipment is tested under load to ensure it is working safely.
  5. Report – A report is created outlining the results of each test and highlighting any issues that need to be addressed.

Contact us today to schedule an PAT.

PAT testing is an essential process that ensures that electrical appliances are safe to use. Domestic properties should have their equipment tested at least every five years to prevent accidents and injuries. If you’re a homeowner, make sure you prioritize regular PAT testing to keep your property safe and secure.

Contact us today to get your appliances’ safety checked. 

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