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What is PAT Testing?

PAT Testing(Portable Appliance Testing) is vital for the safety of business and its employees. It is stated that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. PAT Testing aims to help the employer prevent these accidents happening by pin pointing these problems before they occur, be it external or internal. PAT Testing puts Appliances through a series of tests and determines whether an appliance is safe to use or not. As equipment can diminish over time, yearly tests are required to make sure that equipment and appliances are still deemed safe to use by employers and employees.

As well as businesses, PAT Testing is also essential for landlords who are responsible for providing their tenants with regular testing for all the domestic appliances provided by the Landlord. PAT Testing is appropriate:

•  Where appliances are used by employees.

•  Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.

•  Where appliances are supplied or hired.

•  Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

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What is PAT Testing For?
PAT Testing is essential for all appliances with a mains plug such as:

•  PCs, Laptops, monitors and peripherals that require mains power

•  Kitchen Appliances such as microwaves, kettles, toasters, etc.

•  Vacuum Cleaners and heaters

•  Extensions leads

•  Phones and audio equipment

•  Power Tools such as Drills and Grinders etc.

•  Transformers etc.


Electrical faults can prove very dangerous, expensive and problematic and many need an immediate response.We at XL Electrical pride ourselves in our quick and reliable response time to resolve these problems.

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Please contact us with any requirements or questions you may have .