What is Portable Appliance Testing?
Portable appliance testing is abbreviated as PAT and is more commonly referred to as "PAT Testing". The correct term for the whole process is "In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment" (as defined by IET/IEE and City and Guilds).
Portable Appliance Testing FAQ's
Carrying out PAT testing
Pat Testing can be broken down to the following:
Formal visual inspections
- Earth resistance test
- Earth continuity test
- Insulation resistance test
- Polarity check
- Cord extension sockets
- RCDs / ELCBs / Safety Switches
- Press Button
- Applied current
Ensure that your portable appliance testing is being carried out correctly. Otherwise the equipment may not be safe. Always choose an experienced electrical inspector. Do not leave yourself open to prosecution.
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