PAT Testing for Charities

Electrical goods which are donated to charity shops must be checked for safety before they can be sold to shop customers. Sellers of electricals are responsible for ensuring the appliance still meets the legal safety requirements and is safe to use. Not to mention the safety of those appliances which are used by the volunteers who work in the charity shop.

The same electrical safety requirements are applicable for electrical products that are used on charity events.

Appliances must be checked by a competent person, who can carry out the PAT testing to ensure that all the electrical appliances are safe to use.

Some charities have to turn down the donations as they are not able to carry out the PAT testing of the electrical appliances, such as kettles, fridges, TVs or washing machines.

It is becoming more common practice now that charity shops train some of their volunteer shop assistants to carry out visual examinations and then carry out the PAT testing of electrical appliances which have been donated. The benefits of this are that items can be tested as they come in and put straight on sale within the shop. It also reduces the cost of having an external contractor coming to carry out the pat testing.

Our PAT kits are the best investment to get the most for your money. PAT Testing Training DVD & Exam is included in each kit besides all the accessories which you need to carry out the PAT Testing on your own.

Check out the range of PAT Testing Kits which are suitable for charity shop applications, and if you have any further questions or you need any assistance we are happy to help you. You can reach us on 01642 987 976 phone number or you can send an email to