PAT Testing

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 tests every year to ensure you’re compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

Why Hawkesworth?

  • The largest national provider of PAT testing with over 25 years experience and 8 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 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
  • Barcode labels record the lifespan of your appliance and reports are stored for easy access
  • Free reminder service just in case you forget to request another test
  • 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?

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 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, certification 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