PAT Testing

We provide an efficient Portable Appliance Testing service that gives you peace of mind so you can focus on your companies main objectives.  Our Company carries out millions of tests every year to ensure compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 so you have the necessary certificates.

Why Hawkesworth?

  • The largest national provider of PAT testing with over 25 years experience, with over 7 million tests last year alone
  • We use a consistent approach to PAT testing so you get a high quality service every single time
  • Images of failed appliances provided and an explanation telling you why it failed
  • Out of hours, 24/7 testing to work around your business
  • Multi site testing within the same month or during a time period that suits you
  • Barcoded labels record the lifespan of your appliance and reports are stored for easy access
  • Industry leading Seaward Apollo 500 testers used
  • Free certificate and report provided
  • Free reminder service just in case you forget
  • Free expert advice to help you maintain your electrical appliances

Get a quote or call us on 01845 524498

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 compliant.

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?

The duty holder, is ultimately responsible for the Portable Appliance Testing to ensure all electrical appliances are safe.  Once your appliances are compliant, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to get them tested again as our free reminder service is included in the price.

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 that may cause an appliance to be faulty, this is incredibly important 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 have a Portable Appliance Test. 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 company is based over multiple sites, we complete your PAT testing to a consistent standard within the same month, or, during a time frame that suits you.

This enables you to easily keep track of testing dates but just in case you forget as 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, certificate and, if needed, out of hours testing included in the price.

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