Corporate Governance

Health and Safety

Portable Appliance Testing

To prevent danger arising from electrical work equipment, a pre-planned preventative maintenance programme is essential. An important element of this is portable appliance testing.


The four main pieces of legislation of specific relevance to the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment are:



In order to discharge its legal duties and to ensure as far is reasonably practicable the prevention of danger from the use of portable appliances, the University has prepared a Portable Appliance Testing Policy.

Portable Appliance Testing Policy [Acrobat (.pdf) - 381KB Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:13:00 GMT]

 In relation to the Portable Appliance Testing policy please see frequency of testing (Misc Items)

 Portable Appliance Testing Software

The Health and Safety Office of the University of Portsmouth administers a computer based record keeping system of Portable Appliance Testing results. Please see the following Technical Guidance Notes for advice.

TGN ES01: How to barcode assets for PATGuard 3 [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:00:00 BST]

TGN ES02: Downloading data from an Apollo 600 to PATGuard 3 [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:00:00 BST]

Portable Appliance Testers

View the complete list of Portable Appliance Testers

Frequently asked Questions

View the Frequent asked questions about Portable Appliance Testing