Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a part of an organisation’s responsibility to health and safety, specifically the selection, use and maintenance of portable electrical appliances. Portable means in this context, any appliance with a plug fitted to it to enable it to be readily connected to the installed power supply. PAT testing is undertaken using a series of specialised testing procedures, by a competent person.

PAT testing is a legal requirement and references can be found explicitly in the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, and by implication in the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, for example).

de Silva Safety Services is able to apply appropriate tests to 240 and 110V electrical equipment, and to both Class I and Class II appliances, and provides a written record of the test and its findings. Depending upon accessibility and availability of the appliances to be tested, we can typically test between 15 to 25 items and hour.

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