Introducing the new name: Electrical Equipment Testing (EET)

What is PAT Testing?

PAT Testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is a process that involves inspecting any appliances that are plugged into an electrical outlet to ensure they are safe for everyday use. Business owners and landlords frequently conduct these inspections to protect their employees, tenants, and visitors from electrical hazards. Regular PAT tests help identify potential faults or failures in appliances, ensuring that any dangerous equipment is promptly removed from the premises.

Why PAT Has Changed Its Name to EET?

The reason for the name change from PAT Testing to EET is clear and straightforward. PAT stands for 'Portable Appliance Testing', which often led to confusion about what needed to be tested. Many people mistakenly thought that only portable appliances like toasters and laptops required inspection. However, this is not the case. By adopting the name EET (Electrical Equipment Testing), we have eliminated any ambiguity about the scope of our testing services. Although the name has changed to reduce confusion, the terms PAT and EET are still interchangeable and often used together.

You can read more about the name change from PAT Testing to EET in our blog post here.