Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

As one of the ways to comply with the “Electricity at Work Regulations 1989” act, we carry out portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) all across London for commercial customers and landlords of tenanted properties.

Our electricians are qualified and equipped to test all types of appliance. They can be booked to carry out the work for a fixed price and whenever the most suitable time is. Whatever type of business, office or rental property you have, we’re here to help.

Our guarantee and accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with NICEIC as an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer. We’re registered with TrustMark for our electrical work, and we’re 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 you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for. The work of all our electricians is done according to British Standard BS 7671 “Requirements for Electrical Installations”.

Is portable appliance testing (PAT) a legal requirement?

There’s not a legal requirement for portable appliance testing (PAT) to be carried out. However, business owners and landlords do have a legal responsibility to ensure electrical equipment is maintained and kept in a safe condition. Failure to do this could result in prosecution in the event of an accident caused by a faulty electrical appliance.

Regular portable appliance testing (PAT) is generally regarded as the best way of showing that maintenance and safety checks have been carried out to meet the legal responsibilities.

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradesmen
  • 24-hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated Service Support Manager
  • 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

How is portable appliance testing (PAT) done?

Our electrician will carry out a visual inspection of each appliance being tested as well as obtaining readings from a testing device. Readings are obtained by inserting the plug of the appliance into the testing device. Each appliance test takes approximately 1-minute, during which time it will be unplugged from the mains.

Following the test an appliance is marked either ‘passed’ or ‘failed’. A log is made of all the appliances that have been tested. This is given to a customer as a record to show the safety checks they’ve had done. In addition, stickers are produced for each appliance showing it has been tested. These are usually attached to plugs or cables.

Account customers

We have a dedicated team of account handlers to support multi-site customers and commercial properties: Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Retail, Landlords, Letting Agencies, Hotels, Schools, Embassies, Care Homes and more.