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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Service & Repair

We provide a fully managed inspection and testing service.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.

A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on how to maintain equipment including the use of PAT.


  • Period inspection

  • Testing

  • Labelling

  • Certification and repair of electrical appliances.

Calibration Service

Do you need your own Portable Appliance Tester or Cable avoidance Tool (CAT)  calibrated?
To ensure your own electronic test instrument performs to it’s original specification and operates consistently, effectively and efficiently, it requires annual calibration. Please contact us for details.
01430 861392 / 07884 490003
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