PAT Electrical Testing

We enable all companies, organisations and landlords to achieve compliance with Electricity At Work Regulations and promote a safe working environment.

PAT Electrical Testing

We enable all companies, organisations and landlords to achieve compliance with Electricity At Work Regulations and promote a safe working environment.

About PAT Electrical Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (commonly known as PAT or PAT Inspection or PAT Testing) is a process in the United Kingdom by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. The correct term for the whole process is In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment.

When people work with electrical appliances, health and safety regulations state that the appliance must be safe, to prevent harm to the workers. Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety; the interval between tests depending on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in. Evidence of testing is clearly visible to workers in the form of ‘Passed’, ‘Tested for Electrical Safety’ and ‘DO NOT USE after’ labels affixed to various parts of the electrical equipment they use.

Who should have PAT Testing done?

The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) requires “All electrical systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any danger”. The Regulations also state “It is the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with the provision of these Regulations.”

British law requires that all electrical systems (including electrical appliances) are maintained to prevent danger. Guidance from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, published under the IEE brand) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggest initial intervals for combined inspection and testing that range from three months (for construction equipment) to one year for inspection and, in many cases, longer periods for testing (certain types of appliance in schools, hotels, offices and shops).

PAT Testing

Recommended maximum intervals between testing of electrical installations:

  • Domestic installations: 10 years
  • Fixed installations: 5 years
  • Commercial installations: 5 years
  • Industrial, external installations and caravans: 3 years
  • Communal areas in blocks: 1 year
  • Places of public entertainment: 1 year
  • Petrol stations and swimming pools: 1 year

It is also advisable when:

  •  A property is being prepared to be let
  • Prior selling and after buying property
  • At change of tenancy

Free Estimates for Electrical and PAT Testing

When you choose Protech for PAT testing, you’ll receive a free estimate with no callout charge. Our expert electricians will then let you know how much your PAT testing will cost and put you in complete control of any decisions relating to your spend, so there are no surprises.

Our Guarantee To You

We created the Protech guarantee because we want you to put your trust in our electricians. Under this minimum six month guarantee, if anything goes wrong as a direct result of the work our electricians perform in your home or business, we will return to inspect the problem. If the fault is found to be due to our electrician’s work, we’ll fix the problem with no cost to you.

Emergency electricians on hand to deal with your electrical emergency, including any suspected electrical faults. Contact Protech and we’ll get a registered electrician out to you as soon possible.

Electrical work we do:

  • Additional sockets
  • Circuit board installs
  • Circuit breaker repairs
  • Complete and partial rewiring
  • Consumer unit replacements
  • Cooker points
  • Domestic appliances
  • Door entry systems
  • Earthing ports and bonding
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric radiators
  • Electrical fault finding
  • Electrical repairs
  • Emergency service
  • Emergency lighting
  • External lighting
  • Fuse box replacements
  • Fused spurs
  • Garden lighting
  • Heating controls
  • Immersion heaters
  • Lighting design
  • Lighting installations
  • Lighting repair
  • Lighting-low voltage
  • Portable appliance testing (PAT)
  • Power shower installations
  • Rewiring
  • Security lighting
  • Sockets
  • Switches
  • Testing and inspections
  • Towel rails
  • Transformers
  • Tripping circuits
  • Water heaters