PAT testing stands for ‘Portable Appliance Testing’. It refers to the routine inspection and testing of portable devices to ensure they are safe to use. Regular PAT testing is one of the key ways to avoid electrical accidents. It is a crucial factor in keeping your employees safe.
For an appliance to be deemed ‘safe’, they need to undergo a visual survey followed by a more thorough inspection. Once your appliances have been tested, they will be marked as either a pass or fail. A record will then be made stating the date of the test and its outcome.