At C.A.N.E we pride ourselves on our thorough approach to our work, ensuring that you are getting the highest standard of service.  

Defects in electrical appliances which could cause hazard can go unnoticed without the regular checks. It is the way many businesses keep their electrical appliances safe in accordance with the the IET code of practice & the Health & Safety Executive recommendations.

Portable Appliance Testing is a detailed examination of each appliance. This can only be carried out by a competent engineer. It involves the visual inspection as well as checking via plugging in to the testing machine. Some defects can only be found by a visual test and some via electrical testing so it is very important we do both.

Call us at C.A.N.E and your annual PAT test will be carried out to the highest possible standard In line with the IET code of practice and at a very reasonable price.

Your obligation to your workforce is important to you as our Service is to us. 


What is PAT? Some call it PAT Testing

PAT Testing is defined as follows: 

Visual Check - This includes the Cable right from the plug to the appliance. The cable having the correct rating for the appliance, the fuse having the correct rating with regard the cable (not necessarily a 13a in a 13a plug as the fuse in the event of a problem is designed to protect the cable and blow before the cable melts) On the visual inspection I'm also looking inside the plug to ensure that the wires are correctly placed and not snagged, trapped or brittle etc. 

Plugging into the machine/meter - This checks for Earth continuity, Insulation and Earth Leakage. There is an amount of knowledge needed by the engineer to translate the data to a pass. Most test machines say whether the appliance has passed or failed but it's not as simple as that. The earth continuity threshold depends on other factors which the meter can not know but a competent PAT tester will know when to pass the item. This is in line with IET code of Practice. The Leakage threshold is set usually to 0.75mA on the PAT test machine but some items are passed above this threshold and are totally correct in line with the Health & Safety Executive and the IET Code of Practice, Edition 5 (2020).

Any less than the above and upon a fault occurring, an appliance which has not been checked to this standard would be deemed 'untested'. Therefore you would be throwing money away and upon a claim your insurance would possibly not pay out.