Electrical PAT Testing

PAT testing is one of the most common ways for homeowners, businesses and landlords to stay on top of safety regulations. It reduces the risk of a shock or fire, and enables you to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Electrical PAT testing involves a visual inspection and a manual check using a portable appliance tester.

We carry out these electrical tests across London and its various boroughs. Our electricians can PAT test all appliances, and will be happy to perform the work at a time that’s best for you. Whether you’re a homeowner, run a busy office, or have a tenanted property, we’re here to help.

If you know how many appliances need PAT testing, we can offer a fixed-price quote. If you only need a few appliances tested, we can also charge at a half-hourly rate if you need other electrical work done at the same time. This sometimes makes things cheaper for our customers.

PAT testing puts safety first

PAT testing isn’t a legal requirement, but business owners and landlords are legally responsible for the safety of on-site electrical equipment. Failure to keep appliances in safe condition could lead to prosecution if an electric shock or fire happens because of a fault. Regular PAT testing is the best way to show that appliances have been checked for safety, and that you’ve met your legal obligations.

Landlords of private rental properties should have all appliances they provide PAT tested, including stationary ones like fridges and freezers. Most arrange for an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) at the same time as electrical PAT testing for simplicity.

Homeowners should get appliances tested if they’re in any doubt about how safe they are.

Customer reviews

  • I found it easy to arrange an appointment and customer services were extremely helpful. The electrician arrived on time, and carried out a full electrical inspection, his approach and manner was friendly and professional. I would definitely recommended this company to anyone.

    Nicholas, Edmonton, N9

  • Very quick response to my request for an electrical safety test.

    Phil, Marylebone, W1U

  • Fast and efficient! Electrician came for two visits. Was very fast and efficient and also friendly. Superb results… Would definitely recommend.

    Ben, Islington, N1

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What you can expect

An Aspect electrician will first carry out a formal visual inspection of each appliance being tested. They then insert the attached plug into their PAT testing equipment. This allows them to perform an earth bond test, quickly followed by an insulation resistance test. Each appliance takes around a minute to check, during which time it will be unplugged from the mains.

Depending on the results, we’ll either mark your appliance as having ‘passed’ or ‘failed’ the PAT test. We also give you a log of the appliances checked, and attach stickers to the plugs or cables. This makes it clear which appliances have had the combined inspection and testing procedure.

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 24 hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated technical support team
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge
  • ULEZ charge

Our guarantee and accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with NAPIT as an approved contractor. We're also members of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). In addition, the Aspect Guarantee covers our tradesmen’s workmanship for up to 12 months.

When you book an Aspect electrician for electrical PAT testing, you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for. The work of all our electricians is done according to British Standards (BS 7671).

Account customers

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