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What is Portable Appliance Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing is the in-service inspection of any 230V Electrical Appliance fitted with a
13amp plug or any 110Volt appliance to ensure compliance, as set out in the IEE Regulations for In-service
Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Various tests are performed to measure compliance and will include a thorough visual inspection, function
test and if applicable an Earth Continuity, Insulation Resistance Test, load and leakage and flash tests. Not
all tests are required on all equipment.

The tested appliance will then be given its own unique label to show conformity.

On completion of the testing and inspection a comprehensive report will be provided detailing the
appliances inspected together with test results and details of items that failed. This report will act as
evidence to any interested party that you have endeavoured to meet your obligations for electrical safety
as required by the law.