Pat testing or portable appliance testing is a procedure done to guarantee a good health & safety policy in your work area.
It’s a common knowledge that 25% of all electrical accidents involve the portable appliances. That´s why regulations and reasonably practicable steps were established, intending to ensure that no danger result from the use of such faulty equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances: