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Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certificate Template

A free & fillable PAT certificate template

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A PAT Certificate (also known as a PAT testing certificate or PAT test cert) is used by employers to ensure the safety of electrical appliances. Download this blank PAT test PDF template to fill and hand off to customers. 

The blank PAT cert can be filled online and emailed to customers, or printed and sent off.

FieldRocket’s PAT certificate template is:

 Easily filled directly on the web or in the pdf
 A solution to endless paperwork
 Completely free to use (and reuse)
 Professionally designed

FieldRocket users can create a huge range of software-integrated digital certificates and records for all trades industries.

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    What is a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certificate?

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    PAT certificates are designed to help employers guarantee the safety of portable electrical appliances in their workplace. This can be everything from electric drills to kettles and portable heaters. 

    While there is no legal requirement to have a PAT certificate, employers do have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of the electrical appliances in their premises. A PAT test certificate is a great way to provide solid evidence that due diligence has been carried out. 

    Our PAT test certificate template has plenty of space to include all the appliances in a workspace, numbered with a unique ID for future verification and reference. After the tester completes the necessary steps, each appliance is also given a pass or fail mark.

    What is a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certificate?

    PAT certificates are designed to help employers guarantee the safety of portable electrical appliances in their workplace. This can be everything from electric drills to kettles and portable heaters. 

    While there is no legal requirement to have a PAT certificate, employers do have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of the electrical appliances in their premises. A PAT test certificate is a great way to provide solid evidence that due diligence has been carried out. 

    Our PAT test certificate template has plenty of space to include all the appliances in a workspace, numbered with a unique ID for future verification and reference. After the tester completes the necessary steps, each appliance is also given a pass or fail mark.

    Why use a digital PAT test certificate template?

    Electricians and PAT testers fill out these certificates on a regular basis. Paper pads of blank forms have always been the norm, but times are changing. Paperless certificates offer several enticing benefits to the modern day tradesperson, and a PDF template is a great way to start. Here’s why:

     Streamlined workflows. PAT testers will have had to lug around a blank pad of forms which cost just as much as you’d spend on software (or a free template, for that matter). Going digital means you can complete certificates on the field and email on the spot.
     It’s much neater. Simply fill out our PAT test certificate template and forget about issues with messy handwriting, water damaged, or lost certificates. Correcting mistakes is also a much more painless experience.
     A digital master copy you can always refer to. If customers lose their copy, resending it couldn’t be easier. You can also send several copies to more than one stakeholder, if necessary.
     Easy filing and organisation. A diligent tradesperson has to be meticulously organised – or spend money on a dedicated admin staff. With digital certificates you’re able to quickly, easily, and efficiently file away your certificates on your computer or cloud storage.

    Our free template makes the process of issuing PAT test certificates simple, risk-free, and fast.

    What should a Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate include?

    A PAT certificate needs to include a few different fields to be legally compliant and properly assess the safety of electrical appliances. 

    For example, FieldRocket’s PAT test certificate template includes fillable fields for: 

    • Company details
    • Site address
    • Client details
    • A table with space to include an appliance ID, make, model, and various testing results. 
    • A pass/fail box for each separate appliance
    • A signature field and next inspection date. 

    This is no different to a PAT test certificate you may be familiar with on paper. 

    To gain access to the full template, simply enter your email above and click “Get Template”.

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    What should a Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate include?

    A PAT certificate needs to include a few different fields to be legally compliant and properly assess the safety of electrical appliances. 

    For example, FieldRocket’s PAT test certificate template includes fillable fields for: 

    • Company details
    • Site address
    • Client details
    • A table with space to include an appliance ID, make, model, and various testing results. 
    • A pass/fail box for each separate appliance
    • A signature field and next inspection date. 

    This is no different to a PAT test certificate you may be familiar with on paper. 

    To gain access to the full template, simply enter your email above and click “Get Template”.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there any difference between a PDF PAT test template and a paper certificate?

    The short answer is no. There is no practical difference between a paper certificate and a digital certificate. 

    The only difference is in terms of your workflow as a tradesperson, and the benefits going paperless offers to your customers.

    How often do landlords need to get a PAT test?

    Since it isn’t a legal requirement to have a PAT certificate, there is no straightforward answer to this question. 

    However, if landlords want to have legal evidence that they took the necessary steps to ensure workplace safety, a PAT test can be no older than 12 months.

    Can I keep and reuse this PAT test certificate template?

    Yes – absolutely. Our blank PDF PAT test certificate template can be used and reused freely. 

    We would stress the differences between using a PDF template and dedicated software, however. Software like FieldRocket makes the creation and management of certificates a much more streamlined process. It does this by providing an all-in-one solution to scheduling, quotes, invoices, service reminders, and much more to help you save time and make more money.

    Is there a better way to organise all my electrical certificates?

    A PDF template is a great way to kickstart your digital journey. However, storing and organising PDF templates can get messy if you don’t have an organised system in place. 

    Using job management software like FieldRocket automates this process and allows you to be much more hands-off whilst staying completely organised. Each certificate and record you create is automatically filed away and can be sorted by job addresses, customer details, and more.

    Who can carry out a PAT test?

    You do not need to be an electrical engineer to carry out a portable appliance test. However, the tester does need the relevant training and expertise to be able to complete a certificate. There are several training courses you can complete online to become a certified PAT tester. 

    Is a PAT certificate a legal requirement for employers?

    Employers have no direct legal obligation to have a PAT certificate. However, they do have a legal responsibility to ensure all electrical appliances in the workplace are safe to use to prevent accidents. 

    A PAT certificate is designed to provide evidence that this duty has been undertaken, and to provide peace of mind for managers and employers. 

    Because of this, many electricians will carry out portable appliance testing and issue PAT certificates.

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