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Pat testing, what is it and what do I need to know?

In Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (or PAT testing as most people refer to it) is a process that can be used to verify the safety of a piece of electrical equipment.

There is a lot of talk about the need for PAT testing and how it’s a ‘legal requirement’, which is a misunderstanding.  The Electricity at Work Regulations place a duty on an employer to ensure that all electrical equipment is safe for use and the In Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment are an accepted way of complying with this duty however that’s not to say that you can’t produce your own method of complying with the regulations as long as you are confident it results in your electrical appliances being safe for use.

We go into more detail in the video below.


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