PAT TESTING

We have years of experience of PAT testing in Telford and have been carrying out this service from when we started. Our experienced staff are fully trained and will always put safety first. That’s why we’ve built a reputation among Telford clients for being an excellent electrical services provider.

Not sure if you need PAT testing for your appliances?
We have compiled a handy guide to PAT testing below, covering everything from what it is, to how often your appliances should be tested. Our PAT tests are usually for a period of 12 months unless requested for a longer time period.

What is PAT testing?

PAT stands for ‘portable appliance testing’ and refers to exactly that – the testing of electrical appliances and equipment. The aim is to make sure that, once 6-12 months has passed since it was new, the appliance is still safe to use.

It is important that a specialist who knows what they are doing carries this out – faulty electrical equipment can be hazardous.

Do I need a PAT testing service for your appliances?

Whether you should look into PAT testing depends on a number of areas. If you have had certain appliances for a long time or are unsure if they are still in a safe condition to operate, you should arrange a test. Appliances that you use more regularly will need PAT testing.

If you are unsure about whether you could benefit from PAT testing services, contact PP Electricals today. We would be happy to discuss your appliances and advise on the best course of action.

How often should I test electrical appliances?

The frequency with which you should test your electrical appliances depends on circumstances. For example, a kettle in use every day, or power tools used at busy sites, may need to be tested more often than an appliance that spends most of its time locked away.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Technically, PAT testing is not necessarily required by law. However, it is a legal necessity to ensure electrical appliances are safe to use. The law does not stipulate how often electrical appliances should be tested, or who should test them, but the safest way is with industry professionals like our self’s.

Contact Electricians in Telford today with any questions about your PAT testing, we offer our services to clients based in Telford, Shrewsbury & surrounding areas.