Our efficient PAT Testing gives you peace of mind so you can focus on the day-to-day tasks that matter to you most. We carry out millions of test every year to ensure you’re compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.


Why Hawkesworth?

    • Multi site testing within the same month or during a time period that suits you
    • Out of hours, 24/7 testing to work around your business
    • Free reminder service just in case you forget to request another test
    • Barcode labels record the lifespan of your appliance and reports are stored for easy access
    • Images of failed appliances and an explanation telling you why it failed
    • We use a consistent approach to PAT testing so you get a high quality service every single time
    • Unique testing equipment to help our engineers work efficiently and effectively
    • Free expert advice to help you maintain your electrical appliances

To get a quote or arrange a PAT test, call us on 01845 524498 or fill in a form and we’ll be in touch.


Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 make it your responsibility to make sure all your electrical equipment is safe to use. So you should regularly inspect, test and maintain electrical appliances to make sure they’re complaint.

If you don’t do this, you could be putting yourself, your employees and your business at risk.


How often do you need to have a PAT test?

As the duty holder, it’s your responsibility to ensure your electrical appliances are safe.

As soon as your appliances are compliant, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to get them tested again. Our free reminder service will let you know when it’s time to get in touch to book in a PAT test.


What is tested in a PAT test?

We carry out a number of inspections and tests:

  1. A visual examination – We look for any damage to the appliance that may cause it to be faulty. This is an incredibly important part of PAT testing as most fails happen at this stage.
  2. An in-depth inspection and test – This helps us pick up on any damage that may not be immediately visible. It includes earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance checks.
  3. Once we’ve completed these tests, we conduct a function check to ensure that everything works as it should do.


What needs to be PAT tested?

Broadly speaking, any appliance that has a plug needs to be PAT tested. This includes:

  1. Stationary equipment
  2. IT equipment
  3. Moveable equipment under 18kg
  4. Portable equipment
  5. Hand-held equipment
  6. Fixed equipment


How do we PAT test?

With engineers all around the country, we work quickly and flexibly to suit your business needs. If your business is based on multiple sites, we complete your PAT testing to a consistent standard within the same month, or, during a time frame that suits you.

So you can easily keep track of testing dates but just in case you forget, we’ll send you a reminder.


How much does a PAT test cost?

We give you a bespoke quote based on the needs of your business. We have a unique pricing structure so if you’d like your electrical appliances inspecting, get in touch to hear our competitive rates.

As part of our service you’ll receive a full report, certifications and, if needed, out of hours testing at no extra cost.


Can anyone carry out a PAT test?

To carry out a PAT test you need to have the right training. Ideally, you need to hold a City and Guilds 2377-22 certification in PAT testing or higher.

You’d also have to buy a PAT testing machine which needs annual calibration and labels to generate reports too.

We take the stress away. All of our engineers are City and Guilds 2377 certified and ensure all of your appliances are compliant.

Get a quote or call us on 01845 524498

The Benefits of PAT Testing

There are numberous benefits to PAT testing. Here are just a few.

  • Improved safety in the work place
  • Compliance with your insurance company
  • Keep track of your assets
  • Enhance preventative maintenance
  • Increase productivity through safe and reliable equipment

The Health & Safety at Work Act

The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

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