LMTS PAT Testing FAQ'S
In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment classified as “portable” to ensure they are safe to use
Why Choose LMTS PAT Testing
Fully Qualified and Professional Service
Certificate issued same day (Once payment has been received)
We test according to the IEC Code of Practice.
Site Surveys available
Reliable and friendly service
Out of hours and evening testing
Weekend and overnight testing.
Fully Qualified engineers
Free minor repairs
What do I receive with my PAT Test?
Once payment has been made we will email your PAT test completion certificate in PDF format.
Once payment is cleared we will then issue you your certification and register.
If you are paying with card, cash or bacs we will then send out your certificate on the same day.
What if I need my testing done after hours?
We can offer an out of hours service. It is not always possible for you to have your PAT testing carried out during your office hours. Please contact us if you require an out of office test. There maybe an additional charge for this.
How often do I need to have my items PAT tested?
Most PAT tests are valid for 12 months.
110v site equipment should be tested every 3 months.
Some industrial equipment including commercial kitchens should be tested every 6 months.
Landlords should have premises tested every 12 months or according to your local council guidelines
You should be carrying out visual inspections on your appliances every time you use this item. Check for any exposed wires to the plug, damage to the plug or damage to the appliance.
If you are unsure on how long the testing period should be please check with your health and safety officer.
What are the different types of appliances?
An appliance of less than 18kg in mass that is intended to be moved whilst in operation or an appliance which can easily be moved from one place to another, e.g. vacuum cleaner, toaster, food mixer, etc.
Movable equipment (transportable)
This equipment is either
18 kg or less in mass and not fixed, e.g. electric fire. or
Equipment with wheels, castors or other means to facilitate movement by the operator as required to perform its intended use, e.g. air conditioning unit
Hand Held equipment or appliances
This is portable equipment intended to be held in the hand during normal use, e.g. hair dryer.
Stationary equipment or appliances
This equipment has a mass exceeding 18kg and is not provided with a carrying handle, e.g. refrigerator.
This equipment or an appliance which is fastened to a support or otherwise secured in a specific location, e.g. bathroom heater
Appliances/equipment for building in
This equipment is intended to be installed in a prepared recess such as a cupboard or similar. In general, equipment for building in does not have exposure on all sides because one or more of the sides, additional protection against electrical shock is provided by the surroundings, e.g. built in electric cooke.
Information technology equipment
Information technology equipment includes electrical business equipment such as computers and mains powered telecommunications equipment, and other equipment for general business use, such as mail processing machines, VDU's photo-copiers.