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What needs patAll electrical items with a plug are deemed portable and so will need to be PAT Tested. Each appliance will undergo a visual inspection to ensure the correct sized fuse is used and that there are no signs of damage to the cable, casing or plug. 

The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) is an Act of Parliament and is therefore the law. Employers, employees and the self employed are by definition of this Act "duty holders" and required to comply with these regulations set out in this act and carry out these tests.

In addition to the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) there are other laws that concern the safety of electrical appliances. The Health and Safety Act (1974) puts the duty of care upon both employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises.

Therefore, it is your legal responsibility to carry out PAT Testing and comply with these regulations by assisting in the maintenance of Portable Appliances.

ADH Electrical Services will provide you with a full and comprehensive Pat Testing Service.

A complete formal visual inspection is always carried out, which always precedes testing as a properly carried out inspection can identify many faults which will not necessarily be apparent from electrical tests.

This includes:

  • Inspection of cables is carried out to ensure there is no damage which could lead to electric shock.
  • Extension leads will be inspected to make sure they are being used correctly for their environment.
  • All plugs are checked to make sure they conform to BS 1363 Standards.
  • Removal of plug top to check for correct wiring, signs of overheating, loose connections and correct fuse value.
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