PAT(Portable Appliance Testing)

What is PAT(Portable Appliance Testing)?

Portable Appliance Testing, more commonly known as “PAT”, “PAT Inspection”, and “PAT TESTING”, is the term used to describe process of the periodical in-service inspection and testing of electrical appliances and equipment, to ensure that they are safe to use.

Here, at B Safe Safety, PAT is carried out by qualified engineers, trained to perform not only the electrical test, but to conduct a visual examination of every equipment as well as provide the risk assessment for the environment of which the tool is going to be used in.

It is important for all of these three parameters to be conducted during the PAT test, (electrical testing, visual testing, risk assessment).

·        Electrical tests: earth resistance test, earth continuity test, insulation resistance test, leakage test, polarity check, RCDs / ELCBs / Safety Switches.

·        Visual tests: it is essential part of the PAT process, as some electrical safety defects cannot be detected with electrical testing alone, checking the cable, the wires, and the plug for any signs of damage and none compliance is carried out at every PAT session.

·        Risk assessment: the engineers carrying out the PAT process will assess both the equipment and the site for any potential risks, to ensure that the equipment is within the appropriate environment according to the manufacturer specifications, as well as the proper tests are conducted for each specific equipment (in a grinder, a leakage current test would power up the appliance, hence an insulation resistance test would be a safer option.)

Why is PAT important?

It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure the safety of electrical equipment present at the site, so long that those equipment are accessible to the employees or the public, PAT is done to help prevent accidents as well as avoid any unnecessary liability in case of one.

Having PAT records ready at the site is a great way to ensure that the quality assurance, HSE requirements, and insurance documents are complied with.

Regular PAT for all critical electrical equipment will ensure the safety of the workers and the public, as well as the employer and business owner.

What needs to be PAT Tested? 

Any appliance that has a cord and a plug that is intended to connect to a wall socket or generator requires PAT testing.

If an appliance is cordless, the tool itself shall not have a PAT test, however, their battery chargers that plugs into the wall would require a PAT test.

This means that all electrical equipment should be tested, PAT is done to ensure the safety of the equipment for the user, as electrical shock from any source could be fatal.





Documentation & Reporting.

Upon the completion of the PAT test, an initial test report will be issued, providing detailed information for all appliances tested, as well as the tests performed, the result obtained, and the final conclusion from the PAT test, whether the equipment is safe to use or not.

Later on a safety certificate will be issued carrying the B Safe Safety stamp, our certificates and initial reports are made to be easy to understand, simplicity and accuracy are our aim when it comes to certification and documentation.

B Safe Safety is an authorized body for analysis, inspection, and certification services in UAE.

Booking and inquires.

Here at B Safe Safety, we ensure the safety of the equipment undertaking the PAT test, we adhere to local requirements and regulations without compromising our thought out flexibility, what makes us unique is the deep understanding of our qualified engineers conducting the PAT test, we are capable of maintaining the safety of the equipment and users, and able to provide solutions and in case of any problems found during the inspection.

We are known for our competitive pricing, flexible scheduling, and punctual timings, for any requests or inquires do not hesitate to contact us.