What is P.A.T

Portable Appliance Testing

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

In September 2020 the IET updated the code of practise known as cop5

The 5th Edition of the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

While the industry is familiar with portable appliance testing, generally the approach in most workplaces is simply to check those things fitted with a plug that are – to varying degrees – ‘portable’. An appliance, however, is actually defined in standards as “apparatus intended for household or similar use”,

Did You Know?

Failure to have your appliances tested can result in a criminal offence under the consumer protection act 1987; this can carry a fine of £5,000 and or a 6 months imprisonment.


We test all portable appliences

Some examples include Business Equipment, Desktop Computers, Electric Fans, Electric Heaters, Extension Leads, Fridges, Freezers, Toasters, Hair Dryers, Hand-held Equipment, Heating Appliances, IEC Cables, IT Equipment, Kettles, LCD Screens, Lamps, Laptops, Mains Extensions, Microwaves, Monitors, Power Cords, Power tools, Surge Protected Appliances, Televisions and 3 Phase 415v (32amp & 64amp) machinery.

What we do

Our high spec PAT Testing Kit enables us to test a wider range of appliances than some of our competition in the High Peak. This includes testing of 3 Phase 415v (32amp & 64amp) machinery,110V Appliances and extensions, IT Equipment at 200mA for earth Bond tests as well as a large amount of Pat Testing Adapters for different IT Equipment. Our tests include a signed Certificate and Report on all appliances tested for Class 1 and Class 2 Appliances. Our tests include earth continuity test, insulation test, electrical wiring inspection, leakage tests including a special microwave leakage test, electrical installation earthing, formal visual inspection, functional test, insulation resistance, cable damage, cable resistances, fuse check, wiring plugs.


Health & Safety

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 corporation; 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.


Statistics show 40% of all fires in the home and workplace begin with faulty electrical equipment.


PAT Enquiry

Over 30 years’ experience within the building maintenance industry and 10 years portable appliance testing.


Building Maintenance, Engineer

Working within a 25 mile radius of Buxton
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