PAT Testing

PAT Testing
in Rugeley | Commercial Electrical Services in Burton upon Trent and the Surrounding Areas

The team at Redfern Rowley Ltd carries out PAT testing – or Portable Appliance Testing – as part of our commercial electrical services in Rugeley and Burton upon Trent. This is the inspection of all portable electrical appliances and equipment with the sole purpose of ensuring each item is safe to use. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states an employer has a duty of care to each employee. In order to avoid electrical burns, fires, or shocks, he/she must adhere to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which adds a legal responsibility to confirm the safety of all electrical equipment.

PAT tests are the perfect solution as they assure both employers and employees alike.

You can also contact us for complete commercial electrical services, including consumer unit installation, lighting installation and maintenance.


PAT Testing Process

As indicated by the Health & Safety Executive, testing should be performed in three steps with the relevant equipment, i.e. a portable appliance tester. Portable electrical equipment refers to any item which can be moved from one electrical outlet to another, such as:

  • Adapters and Connector Leads

  • Audio Visual Equipment

  • Charging Equipment

  • Cookers and Hobs

  • Desktop Computers or Laptops

  • Drills and Jigsaws

  • Fridges and Freezers

  • Kettles and Toasters

  • Microwaves and Portable Grills

  • Photocopiers and Printers

  • Tumble Dryers

  • Water Coolers

  • Washing Machines

  • Vending Machines

User Checks

It is essential that any user of an electrical device or appliance should be trained how to operate it in a safe and knowledgeable manner. They should also be able to identify potential risks and signs of danger. This initial stage of the PAT testing process will highlight if further training is required.

Formal Visual Inspection

Once the relevant equipment is switched off and unplugged, our electricians at Redfern Rowley will carry out a complete visual check. This includes the appliance itself, and the following:

  • Cable and Wiring

  • Environmental Check

  • Plug and Mains Socket

  • Residual Current Device Check

Manual Examination

As qualified PAT testers, Redfern Rowley’s team of electricians are fully capable of carrying out this test for our commercial clients in Rugeley, Burton upon Trent, and the surrounding areas. Each appliance will be thoroughly checked to ensure it’s perfectly safe to operate using our specialist PAT testing equipment. They will then be labelled as having passed or failed the test.

Upon completion of all examinations, and providing each item has passed, we will issue the relevant certification to show your electrical equipment is in perfect condition and safe for your employees and visitors to use.

While we’re on site, why not talk to our knowledgeable team about new lighting or consumer unit installations as well?

There is no set rule about how often you should have a PAT test carried out but we do recommend ensuring items that are frequently used are regularly checked.

Call Redfern Rowley on 01283 454464 and learn more about the PAT testing services we carry out for commercial clients in Rugeley, Burton upon Trent and the surrounding areas.