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Pro Electrical Limited – PAT Testing

PAT Testing

As we have been carrying out this service for many years. Our experienced staff are fully trained and will always put safety first. That’s why we’ve built a reputation among our clients for being an excellent electrical services provider.

Not sure if you need PAT testing? We’ve compiled a handy guide to PAT testing below, covering everything from what it is, to how often your appliances should be tested. Our PAT tests are usually for a period of 12 months unless requested for a longer time period.


Do I need a PAT testing service? How often should I test electrical appliances?
The frequency with which you should test your appliances largely depends on circumstances. For example, a microwave in use every day, or power tools used at busy sites, may need to be tested more often than an appliance that spends most of its time in a cupboard.

It is imperative that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Therefor if you are a business owner, landlord, equipment user, or manager of a premisis it is recommended that you should have PAT testing done on a regular basis.

What is PAT testing?
PAT stands for ‘Portable Appliance Testing’, and refers to exactly that – the testing of electrical appliances and equipment. The aim is to make sure that, once some time has passed since it was new, the appliance is still safe to use.

If you’re unsure, get in touch today. We can discuss your needs, and whether your appliances need PAT testing.

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    Pat Testing Rates

    Package 1

    £65+ Vat
    • Up to 25 electrical items
    • Additional items charged at £1.50 per item

    Package 2

    £110+ Vat
    • Up to 50 electrical items
    • Additional items charged at £1.30 per item

    Package 3

    £250+ Vat
    • Up to 125 electrical items
    • Additional items charged at £1.10 per item.

    Checks will include:

    • Thorough visual inspection
    • Functional test
    • Earth Continuity (where relevant – Class 1)
    • Insulation checks

    Pat testing

    There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing. The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:

    • Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
    • The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
    • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
    • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999

    Not complying with the above mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties. So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.

    Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained. This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns.

    PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily. Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.

    24HR Emergency call outs

    Our engineers are on call 24/7 to attend any emergency. Our vehicles carry a comprehensive range of materials and parts helping to ensure that we arrive with the tools to do the job.