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portable appliance 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.

our portable appliance testing service includes

  • Multi site testing within the same month or during a time period that suits you.

  • Out of hours, 24/7 testing to work around you and your schedules.

  • Free reminder service for when your next tests are due.

  • Labelled appliances to give a visual record of testing with the test date and our company details.

  • Quarantine and advice in relation to failed appliances.

  • We test according to the IET Code of Practice and our engineers are City and Guilds qualified.

  • Modern and calibrated test equipment to ensure accurate results every time.

  • Free expert advice to help you maintain your electrical appliances.

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