The process of (Portable Appliance Testing) starts with a visual check of the item’s lead and then the appliance itself. First we check that the plug meets current standards (if it does not we provide a replacement FREE of charge ).
If the plug is not moulded the cover is removed, fuse checked for correct rating and that it complies with BS 1362 (if it does not we replace it FREE of charge ).
The wiring is then examined and checked that it is secure. Finally, before replacing the plug cover we check that the wiring sheath is securely held at the base of the plug. The lead to the appliance is then checked for obvious kinks and breaks. The appliance is thoroughly looked over for cracks or exposed metal parts due to missing covers and that the lead is held securely to it. Once the visual check is complete the appliance is electrically tested by the latest, calibrated equipment to pre-set current industry standards.
The results of each test are then stored in the memory of the P.A.T. machine. When successful a PASS label is attached to the item showing its assigned asset number,when it was tested, next re-test date and who tested it.
If an item fails either on the electrical test or earlier on the visual check the item is labelled with a FAIL label showing the assigned asset number, test date, reason for failure and who tested it. The item is also made inoperable.
Upon returning to the office we download all test results and produce a comprehensive report detailing asset description, the tests each item was put through, test readings, status pass/fail and test/re-test date. This report is then sent to you with the invoice we will keep a copy in case of loss or required if there are enquiries. (All copies are FREE of charge ).