Here at Cypher HQ we’re preparing for this year’s PAT test. A PAT test is short for Portable Appliance Test, which means all of our equipment will be reviewed to ensure it is safe enough to work with. It gives us a good opportunity to check all of our gear and go over what we have.
A PAT test is carried out by a specialist performing tests on a variety of appliances using PAT testers which determine if the piece of equipment has passed or failed. Many factors alter the final decision including earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance.
By doing regular PAT tests it helps ensure all portable appliances at Cypher HQ are within the safety guidelines, while avoiding safety violations. Some clients also require proof and confirmation of our PAT pass records in order to work on a job.