Portable appliance testing (PAT) by a Prestige Fire Safety engineer involves the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.
The majority of electrical safety defects can be identified just by inspecting the electrical device, however some defects and issues can only be found by testing.
Visit the HSE Website for Government guidelines on PAT Testing.
Therefor a both a visual examination and an electrical test is carried out together to identify potentially dangerous electrical faults
Although there is no legal requirement to have equipment inspected or tested, at Prestige Fire Safety we believe it is good practice to be able to demonstrate an item has been tested.
Our engineers will label and record each item as it is tested so that you have a record of the condition and date when the PAT inspection was carried out.
Your Insurance company may also insist on PAT testing to it is worth checking this.
Help identify potentially unsafe faulty electrical equipment
Reduce the risk of injury or fire from electrical equipment
Demonstrates a responsible attitude towards people using the electrical appliances