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PAT Testing Lancaster

PAT Testing Lancaster are specialists in Portable Appliance Testing and provide a fast, reliable and professional service at great prices to companies, educational institutions, landlords, hotels and many other types of organizations across Lancaster and surrounding areas of Lancashire and the Northwest.

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PAT Testing

The service offered uses the current Approved Code of Practice as published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology together with City and Guilds Qualification as the foundation for an accurate Inspection and Test procedure with minimum disruption in your business.

Every Inspection and Test includes;

All of the above is included in the costs as set out on our COSTS page.

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

The 'Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical equipment' (usually referred to as Portable appliance testing or PAT), was introduced to enable companies & organisations comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. To meet these regulations it is necessary to have in place a program of inspection and electrical safety testing of portable appliances. Other legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance - The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Current PAT testing Legislation

Current legislation demands that employers ensure portable appliances are safe. Here are some of the relevant regulations:

Do I need my portable electrical appliances tested?

To comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations all portable electrical appliances should be routinely inspected and tested by a competent person. The regulations apply equally to small companies and the self employed as to the larger organisations.

What electrical equipment needs to be tested?

The regulations cover all items of in-service electrical equipment, this includes all movable items connected to the mains supply by 13A BS1363 plugs and industrial 110v and 240v plugs. In addition to being responsible for the safety of their own portable appliances, companies are also responsible for the safety of electrical equipment brought on site by employees and contractors.

How often does it need testing?

The requirements are based on principles of risk assessment and reasonable practicability. The frequency of inspection and testing required will vary depending on the type of appliance, its location, and its use. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) publish advise and guidelines. PAT testing Blackpool can help you develop an inspection & testing schedule.

What do the tests entail?

The testing consists of two separate activities; A visual inspection to check for damage and poor electrical standards and a series of instrument tests to check for less obvious electrical faults.

How can we help?

We can ensure that your organisation complies with the safety regulations. If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Electrical Safety

Each year about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported to the Health Safety Executive (HSE) Around 30 of these are fatal!


Portable electrical appliances are a major cause of fires both in the home and at work. A sobering fact:- Over 2,500 people are killed or injured as a result of electrical fires every year!