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What is Pat Testing?
Portable Appliance Testing / Pat Testing is a highly regulated programme of inspections and tests to check the electrical safety of all portable electrical equipment regularly so that dangerous faults can be corrected before they cause any injury.
What needs Pat Testing?
Any equipment which connects to single-phase electrical mains supplied by a flexible cable and plug or which plugs into an adaptor supplied from plug.

What will happen if I don’t get my appliances tested?
Failure to comply with the Electrical Regulations may constitute a criminal offence under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, which carries a maximum penalty on summery conviction of a £5,000 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment which
could follow any investigation after any incident. Also if you do not have your appliances tested then you run the risk of fire or injury or even death of your employees, visitors and yourself. There are around 30 deaths each year and 170 serious injuries caused by faulty equipment which could be easily avoided if a strict programme of testing was carried out.

Who will know if I decide to save
some money and not have my appliances tested?
You will Know, and if you decide to save some money then you are putting everyone that enters your building or uses your equipment at serious risk of injury. You will also increase the risk of fire on your premises, and if that happens then your business will be no more as all your business insurances will be null and void.
If I only have three employees do I still need to have my appliances tested?
You are required to have all your appliances tested even if you are the only person working in your business premises.
I have been told that if I do not have our office equipment tested then my Insurance may be null and void?
Most business insurers will only insure a business if they are PAT tested. If you do not have a up to date PAT test programme in place then you may not be insured if an accident occurs. You will need to check with your insurance provider in regards to this.
Some examples of equipment that requires
PAT testing
PAT Testing for
Power Tools including Drills, Grinders, Tile Cutters and Cordless Power Tools
PAT Testing for
Fax Machines, Telephones, Mobile Phone Chargers
PAT Testing for
Laptops, Personal Computers,
Monitors, Network Switches, Servers,
IEC Leads
PAT Testing for
Toasters, Microwaves, Blenders, Fridge Freezers
PAT Testing for
Kettles, Hand Blenders, Food Mixers, Dishwashers
PAT Testing for
Hairdryers, Irons, Hair Straighteners, tongs, power leads
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Portable Appliance Testing
Why you need to PAT Test
Portable Appliance Testing is an essential aspect
of your company’s health & safety policy.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) claim that nearly 2000 fires per year are caused by faulty appliance leads. Around 1000 work related electrical accidents are reported to the HSE each year and about 30 people die of their injuries. Therefore, the importance of regular electrical safety testing cannot be emphasised enough.
As a business you are required by law to protect all users of portable appliances from electrical shock as well as fire hazards. PAT testing should be carried out to protect your employees, customers and yourself against accidents and liability in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice guidelines. Total Safety provides PAT Testing services in Greater Manchester.
Regular PAT testing of your company’s electrical equipment will identify faulty items and protect you against liability.
Testing from £1.50 per item
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