PAT Testing

This is a test on the portable appliances in your premises. Ally Electrical Services Ltd carries out a complete PAT test: A visual check is carried out followed by a tests on the electrical integrity and safety of the appliance. Pass or Fail stickers are left on the appliance and a certificate is issued which includes information on each appliance tested and the date the next test is due.


How often does PAT testing need to be carried out?

The IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) suggest different intervals for PAT testing depending on the appliance being tested, who uses it and its location. For instance; IT equipment in an office only needs to be tested every 4 years, however, hand held appliances used by the public may need a 6 monthly formal test. Insurance companies generally ask businesses to carry out yearly PAT tests.

Please contact us for more information and a testing schedule for your particular requirements.

Which appliances need to be PAT tested?

The term 'PAT' or 'portable appliance test' is a bit of a misnomer because many appliances that aren't portable need to be tested too. Broadly, anything that is plugged in to the mains and also anything that is hard-wired into an electrical circuit will need to be tested. For instance; cookers, though not portable, are subject to PAT testing.

Another thing to consider is that every plug lead is considered a separate appliance and also needs to be tested. Consequently a desk top computer, which consists of: a tower, its plug lead, a screen and its plug lead would be counted as 4 items. Each printer or scanner would count as a further two items as they would have detachable plug leads.


Our Rates

PAT testing companies often quote a price per appliance. As each plug lead, mobile phone charger or any other small appliance needs to be tested this can lead to quite high charges being levied.

Conversely, where the rate per appliance is very low, PAT testers may only perform a visual check of an appliance and place a pass label on it without a complete electrical check.

Ally Electrical Services Ltd carries out complete visual and electrical checks on each appliance and we charge a daily rate for the procedure. We will discuss with the client ways of speeding up the process and give an estimate of the time we think the testing will take before we start.

We charge: 200.00 for a day

For PAT testing small numbers of appliances the rate would be: 80.00 for the first hour of work and 20.00 for subsequent hours, this includes time taken for completion of certificates.

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