PAT (portable appliance testing) is a combination of tests carried out on portable appliances to confirm they are in a safe condition for use.
The tests include a visual check followed by analysis using specialist PAT testing equipment. This is to prevent electrical accident’s at home or in the workplace.
PAT testing is not a legal obligation, but UK legislation states that businesses must maintain equipment in a safe condition, and that they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public. PAT testing helps with this.