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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Alan S. Dickson Electrical Contractors Limited can offer Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) for whom it may require, i.e. businesses, landlords or others. Our engineers are fully qualified electricians and will undertake the testing to the highest standard with minimal disturbance.

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. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.*

(* Source – Health & Safety Executive [HSE] website)