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The Importance of PAT Testing when it comes to your Business

If you are a business owner or landlord, there are certain regulations which require you to make sure your electrical appliances are safe to use.

This could mean regular inspection and testing of your electrical appliances.

PAT testing is an example of this; Portable Appliance Testing is the term used to describe the examination of portable electrical appliances to ensure that they are safe to use.

At KWE, our electricians are trained to test your appliances, these appliances can range from kettles to sewing machines. Essentially any appliance which plugs into a socket to be in use at your business workplace.

The regulation that requires you to keep your electrical appliances in a safe condition is the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

The frequency of inspections and testing depends on the type of appliance and the environment that it is in, power tools used in construction should be inspected more than lamps in an office.

Appliances that have been tested will be labelled with the date of inspection, making the monitoring of the equipment inspections an easier process.

Intervals between PAT testing can be between one and five years, user checks are encouraged to make sure they look visibly safe regularly.

As a business owner or landlord, you have the responsibility of removing or repairing damaged equipment after the inspection.

Regular PAT testing can save revenue in the long run, through regular maintenance and repairs rather than having to replace the appliances.

Faulty appliances can lead to dangerous work and home environments.

PAT testing should be included as part of a risk assessment of the environment, to ensure safety for employees or tenants.


If you are looking for an electrician for PAT testing, then look no further!

Here at KWE, we have a number of qualified electricians who can test your appliances ensuring their safety for employee-use.

As always, we dictate our pricing on the individual project, so get in touch today for a quote on 01670 856 049 or email us on