Portable appliance testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.
Why do I need to have my appliances tested?
The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for to ensure that companies and landlords are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their property.
What does Portable Appliance Testing involve?
To establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances, the competent person will carry out a visual inspection of the appliance, its plug and lead. For Class I equipment they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity.
Who should do the work?
Electrical work must only be carried out by people who have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.
Many registered electricians will carry out portable appliance testing. We only use fully qualified NICEIC electricians.
Will I receive a PAT Report?
Upon completion of the portable appliance inspection and testing you should receive a report that details the following as a minimum:
If you are not technically aware, then the contractor / competent person who carried out the inspection and testing should be happy to talk through your report with you and advise you of any further action required.
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A periodic inspection is an inspection and associated testing to check whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.More information on EICR can be found here
Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians that EICR Testing can provide across the United Kingdom. Contact us for your free information pack.
On completion of the necessary inspection and testing, an Electrical Installation Condition Report will be issued detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger.
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All electrical installations deteriorate through age and constant use. Eicrtesting.com recommend premises should be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’ Fixed Wire or EICR Testing
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Eicrtesting.com a Birmingham based company recommend Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as NICEIC registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
Eicrtesting.com based in Birmingham will send a fully qualified Testing Electrician who will establish the overall condition of all the electric installation and tell you whether it is satisfactory for continued use as well as detail any work that might need to be done. This remedial work will be graded upon importance.
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