Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Test) services from £49.00

If you are a local business or a private landlord who need to be in compliance with the Health and Safety Act, Zen Inspections can help carry out portable appliance testing (PAT Test). We cover all areas within Greater London. Our engineers are qualified by City & Guild and perform PAT test to the greatest standards on a daily basis.

We have a wide range of clients that include caterers, hotels, offices, stores, bars, warehouses and for property owners.

Portable Appliances Testing for Landlords

A landlord who rents a property as a business must make sure that the portable electrical equipments he or she has on the property is safe for use. Electrical equipments includes items such as cookers, toasters, white goods and so on. This is a requirement instated by the Electrical Equipment Regulation of 1994. We recommend that landlords complete a PAT test prior to renting out their property.

Portable Appliances Testing for Businesses

A PAT test is a important part of a business’s Health & Safety Policy. According to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998, all portable appliances within the organization must be safe and in working order. This is tested by completing a portable appliance testing.

Please note: Private Landlords or Businesses may invalidate their insurance policy if a PAT test is not carried out.

What does a PAT testing involve?

This is the list of tests our engineers at Zen Inspections Ltd perform for the PAT:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Earth continuity test
  • Insulation resistance test
  • Polarity test (if needed)

Upon completion, items tested are numbered and given an ID. They are also given a pass or fail label. Items that fail are labeled and taken out of use.  They are also reported to the manager and the Health & Safety Officer. For every appliance, you will be given result certificates.  We keep these certificates in our database too.  It is our responsibility to keep you informed about your future testing dates.

PAT Testing FAQ

1. What appliances are considered as Portable Appliance?
Portable electrical appliances are those appliances that are not considered to be parts of fixed installations. Cords, plugs, and sockets connect them. Examples of items that would be considered portable include refrigerators, microwave, kettle, toaster and even things as such as fax machines, computers and printers.

2. How often should a PAT test carried out?
There are no rules that apply directly to portable appliance testing and the frequency that they must be performed. To comply with insurance companies, most businesses and private landlord usually have the tests performed on a yearly basis.

3. Who is qualified to carry out a PAT test?
Qualified electricians are required to perform the tests. Here at Zen Inspections, all of our electricians are qualified and fully insured.

4. Will the appliances required to be moved when carrying out the inspection?
Appliances need to remain in their location, however, they must be unplugged so that the testing machine can read the data and deliver an accurate test.

5. How long does the PAT testing process take?
The length of the PAT testing process depends on how many appliances there are in total. A small office workstation with 6-8 appliances can takes around 15 minutes to complete the test.

6. What is the PAT testing label thats added to the appliances?
Our testers label appliances that are tested. The label states whether the appliance has passed or failed, it includes the test date and the date of the re-test.

7. What happens if a portable appliance fails?
It is easy to take care of appliances that fail. Our engineer will instruct you on how to care of it, or it will be included in your report.

8. Why use Zen Inspections to carry out a PAT test?
At Zen Inspections we give you the best service with the highest quality to make sure your schedule is not interrupted and that your staff and you are working in the safest environments.