PAT Testing Certificate
We at IPAT Ltd. provide a full PAT Testing certificate including a register of all the appliances that have been inspected and tested.
What is a PAT Testing Certificate?
A PAT testing certificate is a document confirming that all electrical appliances belonging to one business or organisation have met the necessary safety and functionality requirements expected. A credible PAT test certificate should, at the very least, contain this relevant data:
- Details of the company (client) where the PAT Testing was done
- Individual entries for all appliances stating whether they passed/failed the test
- Details of the person or company by whom the PAT test was performed
Why do I need a PAT Testing Certificate?
We conduct the portable appliance test to ensure the safety of the appliance, and the certificate issued serves as the evidence you require to prove you have had the inspection done.
This is the evidence you will need for:
- Insurance Companies
- Health and Safety Inspectors
- Fire Officers
PAT testing certificates are provided to the client after portable appliance testing has been completed. The PAT certificates show that the company is maintaining compliance with health and safety regulations by having their electrical equipment inspected for damage and/or risks; to ensure the maintenance is being kept to the necessary levels. The certificate acts as evidence that the duty holder responsible responsible for equipment maintenance has taken the necessary action to ensure safety.
IPAT Ltd. use PAT testing certificates to provide their customers with the certificates needed to show proof that they are compliant. Certificates normally will include details about the test showing which portable appliances have been tested and which have failed.
Persons performing testing who are permitted to offer PAT testing certificates have to be deemed competent to perform these tests.
PAT testing certificates will typically show specific details such as the address where the PAT testing occurred, the name and company address of the PAT tester, the date the PAT Testing happened and the authorised signature from the PAT testing company.
PAT testing certificates will not show specific details of each individual appliance that has been tested. The detailed report will show this information; this is usually called the asset register. The certificate is an official document that provides proof testing being completed so that business owners can show their compliance with regulations.
The asset register matches up with the labels that are attached to the appliances following the completion of the PAT Test.
Detailed reports should be provided showing which appliances have failed testing and what specific action is to be taken for that appliance to successfully pass PAT testing.
There are a number of consequences to not properly having equipment PAT tested including the risk of insurance validity and a strong risk of the business owner being held responsible should an accident or injury occur on the premises.