Portable Appliance Testing

KT72-5We carry out Portable Appliance Testing, Fixed Appliance Testing, Small Electrical repairs and Electrical Maintenance.

Please see our full list of services below.

Portable Appliance Testing (also known as PAT Testing) is a way of checking your electrical equipment to see if it is SAFE.

Although not specifically a legal requirement, Portable Appliance Testing is a very necessary part of your organisation’s Health and Safety regime. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a sole trader or a large multi-national company; if you use electrical equipment in your business, then you have a responsibility to make sure it is safe.

Moreover, Insurance companies are now insisting on PAT Testing being carried out every 12 months (or less) in order to satisfy the conditions of their policy, and local council inspectors (Fire Officers, Environmental Health Officers) are routinely asking for evidence of PAT Testing when they carry out their inspections.

  • PAT Testing Service – every item is checked in accordance with the latest guidelines from the IEE / IET.
  • We use the latest industry techniques and methods, ensuring accurate and cost-effective testing, with minimal disruption to your business
  • We operate a fair pricing structure, we will agree our charges with you at the start, and we won’t load your bill with lots of hidden extras

We are specialists in Appliance Testing, primarily covering the North West of England.

We offer the following services:

  • Portable Appliance Testing.
  • Fixed Appliance Testing.
  • Microwave Leakage Testing.
  • Electrical Maintenance.
  • Fan Servicing.
  • Heater Servicing.
  • Emergency Lighting Testing.
  • TV Setup.
  • Freesat Setup.
  • Freeview Setup.

Appliance testing was introduced to enable companies and organisations to comply with the Electricity at Work regulations.

The Electricity at Work Act requires electrical systems to be maintained regularly.

Why PAT Test?

The electrical testing of portable appliances is an efficient way to ensure your organisation complies with the current Health & Safety legislation. The legislation states that your electrical equipment must be maintained so as not to cause danger within the workplace.

PAT Testing ensures that your insurance cover remains valid as all insurance companies will insist that you observe and comply with all current Health & Safety Legislation as a condition of your policy.


(What do you need to test?)

The Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 requires that all Class I and Class II electrical appliances should be tested and inspected for electrical safety. The guide below provides examples of the types of equipment you need to test within your workplace.

S Stationary Equipment e.g. Fridges, dishwashers, etc.
IT Information technology equipment e.g. printers, monitors, hard drives, etc.
M Movable equipment e.g. microwaves,compressors, mobile A/C units, etc.
P Portable equipment e.g. kettles, fans, lamps, shredders, etc.
H Hand-held equipment e.g. electric drills, hair dryers, irons, etc.