PAT Testing

1. Available & interested electricians

The first step is to find appropriate electricians for the PAT testing in question. It is easy to waste valuable time contacting and describing your job to electricians who are not necessarily available for or interested in your particular job. We make this process quick and easy. Simply post a job ad for free and we will contact electricians in your area of the UK for you. You will receive tenders by email from tradesmen interested in your particular job. You will be able to check the references provided and view feedback left by previous myworkman users.

2. When must PAT testing be carried out?

The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing when:

  • Appliances are used by employees
  • The public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc
  • Appliances are supplied or hired
  • Appliances are repaired or serviced
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

3. Disruption

All electrical equipment to be tested has to be disconnected from the mains supply. This can cause significant disruption, especially in a busy office environment. That is why many PAT testing specialists have an out of hours & weekend service at no extra cost.

4. Safety Certificate

On completion of the testing you should be issued with a safety certificate and a detailed report that provides information on each individual item. Generally speaking, all items that pass the inspection & testing will be labelled with a safety sticker and often a unique barcode number that will help to keep track of all portable appliances