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Electrical Tests and Reports - PAT – Portable Appliance Testing

PAT, or portable appliance testing, is normally carried out in commercial premises or domestic premises being used for commercial or public sector purposes.

testinsure001The Institution of Electrical Engineers publish the "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment" (ISBN: 978-0-86341-833-4) . This guide forms the basis for portable appliance testing in the U.K.

As an employer, or landlord, you have a legal requirement to ensure you have measured and addressed any potential risks to your employees, residents or 3rd parties from any electrical appliances which you have in your property.  Regular PAT testing is a good way to ensure you have satisfied your legal requirements in relation to your electrical equipment.

‘Portable’ appliances, in short, are anything that is less than 18kg in weight (or has wheels/castors for moving easily) and plugged in to a socket (i.e. can be disconnected and moved without tools).

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Appliances that are subject to PAT testing include:

  • Televisions
  • Radios
  • Electric heaters
  • Table lamps
  • Toasters
  • Standard lamps
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Food mixers
If you know how many appliances you need testing, we can give you a fixed price quotation over the phone.  Call us on 0800 027 0061 now for our best deals, or e-mail us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

PIR – Periodic Inspection Report

An electrical survey, known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) will reveal if electrical circuits are overloaded, find potential hazards in the installation, identify defective DIY work, highlight any lack of earthing or bonding and carry out tests on the fixed wiring of the installation.

The cost of a typical PIR will vary, depending on the size of your property.  However we are able to provide a fixed price quotation for this with a few short questions about your property.

The report will establish the overall condition of all the electrics and state whether it is satisfactory for continued use, and should detail any work that might need to be done.

If you have just purchased a property, particularly an old property and have any concerns about the electrics, we would always recommend having a PIR, or periodic inspection report, carried out within your grace period so that any defective or substandard work can be referred back to the seller rather than you footing the repair bill yourself further down the line.

Also, if you have had fire or flood damage to your property, we would also strongly recommend having a full PIR carried out to ensure no latent damage has been caused.

For more information on periodic inspection reports, or to arrange for one to be carried out, call us on 0800 027 0061 or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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