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OVERVIEW OF PAT TESTING



This is a brief introduction to Portable Appliance Testing and why you should consider having your equipment tested.

Although it is not enforced by law, it is a recommended requirement within most insurance policies that for commercially used & privately let properties, AC powered electrical items need to be tested every 12 months for electrical safety. This applies to any equipment, domestically & commercially used, which is portable and at least 12 months old. All associated items are classed as Class 1 and Class 2. Class 1 items are those which have an earth connection to the system, Class 2 are not earthed. Also tested for electrical safety are mains leads and all extension cables. Prior to any test a visual inspection is carried out for any wear and tear which could pose a threat to electrical exposure. At the end of each inspection and test, all items will be affixed with either a pass or fail label. Items are tested on an annual basis and labelled which are valid for 12 months. For items that fail advice and recommendations for possible repair will be provided.

The photos below demonstrates Martin using his PAT test meter to carry out a Class 1 test on his own soldering iron for illustration purposes.
Martin uses a fully calibrated Seaward PrimeTest 100 meter to conduct his PAT duties.








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