Portable Appliance Testing

During sustained use day after day, electrical appliances can become worn or damaged and this can lead to problems. PAT (or portable appliance testing) must be undertaken in order for companies to fully comply with regulations.

A proper maintenance schedule is essential for businesses. PAT – carried out by Pro-Safety – is a documented method of electrical maintenance.

What Is A Portable Appliance?

Quite simply a portable appliance is any piece of electrical equipment that can be moved from area to area and reconnected to the electricity supply.

Why Do We Need PAT?

The most important reasons for carrying out Portable Appliance Testing are:

  • To comply with the Electricity At Work Regulations.
  • To minimise the risk of fire and injury due to electrical faults.
  • In the event of an insurance claim, insurance companies cannot dispute claims for damage through fire because of insufficient electrical maintenance.
  • The ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standard requires all companies to comply with the Health and Safety requirements and portable appliance testing.

This depends on the workplace environment and the equipment that has to be tested. Pro-Safety are more than happy to assist companies in choosing the correct periods between testing – simply contact us at anytime.

What Is The Testing Procedure?

When carrying out portable appliance testing Pro-Safety will perform a number of tests on each appliance such as:

  • Full visual inspection
  • Insulation test
  • Earth continuity test
  • Earth leakage test

A certificate is then produced for your files indicating the results of the individual tests. This certificate can be delivered in hard copy, disk or via e-mail. Each item of electrical equipment is assigned a unique number and identified with a sticker. This will ensure that the item can be tracked and provides a clear indication of its pass / fail status.

Does Testing Disrupt The Workplace?

At Pro-Safety we pride ourselves on our well-trained and organised staff, ensuring that any potential disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.

How Much Does This Cost?

Pro-Safety are an established company employing excellent and highly motivated staff who undergo the most rigorous training and use the most modern equipment. Our clients receive the best and most competitively priced PAT anywhere in the UK.

About Pro-Safety

Pro-Safety, is a specialist PAT company. We provide a simple and economical solution, enabling all companies and organisations to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations.

Appliance Testing

Each appliance is comprehensively tested to meet the stringent requirements of the IEE code of practice. We use the latest computerised PAT equipment and are able to test all portable appliances in your company.

Minimal disruption

All electrical equipment to be tested has to be disconnected from the mains supply. We realise the inconvenience that this can cause – especially in a busy office environment – that is why we provide out of hours service at no extra cost whatsoever.

Reports & certification

Once the testing is complete you will be issued with a safety certificate and a detailed report that provides information relating to each individual item. All items that pass the inspection will be labelled with a safety sticker that helps us keep track of all portable appliances in your company.


Minor faults found during the course of the inspection can be repaired as and when we find them and the appliance then re-tested. More serious faults will always be quoted for first.

If you require more information on PAT / portable appliance testing or any of the services outlined on this page please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PAT Price includes:

  • All tests by Qualified Engineers
  • Detailed inventory
  • Certificate of testing
  • Full visual inspection
  • Insulation test
  • Earth continuity test
  • Earth leakage test
  • Quality PAT Labels

Contact Us for a quote.