PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) provides evidence that electrical appliances and equipment are safe to use.

Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) involves conducting an assessment of any movable electrical appliance.

This often involves testing and recording results for 000’s of items within an organisation; from computers, printers and telephones in an office through to machinery in workshops, warehouses and factories and kitchen equipment.

Our focus is on minimising disruption to your workplace. Ahead of undertaking any testing, Intersafe will work with you to provide a bespoke testing solution that is flexible to your business needs; as each item needs to be unplugged in order to test it, Intersafe offer an out-of-hours or out-of-term testing service at no extra charge or the option to work within your scheduled downtime.

We use the latest testing instruments to record all test data and automatically download test data into our advanced database software, offering maximum efficiency and accuracy.

PAT testing ensures the safety of your employees and visitors. Any items that fail a PAT test can be repaired, replaced or removed from service for safety, and a full written fail report will be issued to you. We will advise you on future testing schedules, depending on your type of equipment and environment.

This type of testing is not mandatory by law but it does ensure that you are compliant with Health and Safety regulations (read more about your legal responsibilities).

A Selection Of Our Recent PAT Testing Clients:

What is involved in PAT Testing?

One or more Intersafe engineers will be present on site during the testing period, based on the testing schedule agreed to best suit your operational requirements. We will draw on our experience in PAT testing to help identify and avoid any potential issues which may impact on your employees, customers, students or visitors. This may result in out of hours testing, or more engineers on site for a shorter period to fit within an operational downtime window.

Every single item will be unplugged and will receive a visual check as well as a series of electrical tests depending on what type of equipment it is.

Intersafe Engineers

Intersafe are committed to delivering a high-quality electrical testing service. All of our engineers are

  • Qualified to a minimum of City & Guilds 2377
  • DBS checked
  • Full time employees on a salary
  • Not paid per test

Our Services Include

  • Numerical test results given, not just Pass/Fail indication
  • Barcoding of all tested items with unique asset ID number
  • No additional charges for Out Of Hours / Out of Term testing service
  • Test report and asset register provided via Intersafe’s secure Client Portal
  • PATGuard database format or hard copy format available on request

Intersafe Accreditations:

  • NICEIC approved contractor backed by the NICEIC Guarantee of Standards
  • Testing in accordance with the latest IEE guidelines
  • SAFEcontractor, CHAS and ISO9001:2008 accreditation
  • Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance to £10m