Procedures for Pat Testing

Pat Testing

The Brian King Engineering test engineer shall make himself known to the health & safety officer at the testing premises. The engineer will liaise with this person as the site contact in all matters of testing with regard to the shedule of testing on the premises, times appropriate for shutdown of equipment etc and advise this person of any appliances that fail testing.

Testing is carried out in the following manner:

We start with a visual inspection checking for:

  • Damaged flexes
  • Damaged plugs and equipment
  • Correctly wired plugs
  • Correctly rated fuse

Then a series of tests carried out with the tester depending on the type of appliance to be tested:

  • Earth continuity testing
  • Insulation resistance
  • Polarity test
  • Eatrh leakage test

A label will be attached to each appliance that passed testing with the appliance ID and “Retest Due” date. Appliances that fail testing will be labelled “DO NOT USE” failed safety test.

A certificate of test will then be awarded to the client (see sample)

Pat Test Report Certificate