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First Electrical Services Limited

Areas Covered

Sutton Coldfield

Tamworth

Lichfield

Atherstone

Coleshill

All surrounding areas

Pat Testing


Pat Testing

It is a requirement by law to maintain a safe electrical installation, this includes the fixed wiring and the appliances attached to the installation. The ways to do this are

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) for the fixed wiring carried out by a registered electrician with the necessary qualification to carry out the testing (City & Guilds 2391)

PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is a test carried out by a competent person all portable equipment, basically anything you can plug into a wall socket


How often should equipment be PAT Tested

Offices Shops & Hotels Class 1 equipment including stationary and IT equipment should be tested every 48 months. Moveable equipment such as extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every 24 months. Handheld equipment should be tested every 12 months.

Schools All Class 1 equipment in schools should be PAT tested every 12 months. Class 2 equipment should be tested every 48 months.

Public Use Equipment Stationary and IT equipment such as computers should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 2 should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 1 should be tested every 6 months.