PAT Testing

At EC Electrical Solutions Ltd we are fully qualified to carry out the examination of portable electrical equipment and appliances to ensure they are safe to use in the working environment (PAT Testing).

Visual Inspection

We will thoroughly conduct a formal visual inspection of your electrical equipment, taking into consideration:

Combined Inspection and Test

Our combined inspection and test includes a preliminary inspection, earth continuity, an insulation resistance test and a functional check of the equipment.

PAT Testing System


At the end of the inspection, you will receive a report detailing a register of all the equipment tested, along with a repair register and a faulty equipment register which will identify any defects that we have found.

A ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ label will be fitted to each appliance incorporating the following details:

Portable appliance testing is usually carried out annually, however our inspecting engineers will recommend the next re-test date, taking into consideration the environment the equipment is used in and how well it has been maintained.


Do i get a certificate?

The PAT test certificate is provided to the business owner by our PAT testing specialist, after your portable appliances have been tested. It can be used to prove compliance to regulators, insurers, customers and staff.

What does PAT testing involve?

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) advises that PAT testing should include three steps – user checks, a formal visual inspection and the manual PAT test using a portable appliance tester.

What is a ‘Class I’ electrical item?

Class I is any type of electrical equipment with an earth connection, which is a connection to the ground that prevents the user experiencing an electric shock. Damage to the earth connection can present a risk. It is recommended that all Class I equipment have regular PAT tests to check the earth connection is still sound.

What is a ‘Class II’ electrical item?

Class II, also known as ‘double insulated’ equipment, has extra insultation to prevent contact with live parts.

Examples of Class II items include drills, hedge trimmers, photocopiers and computers.

How often do I need a PAT test?

There are no rules around how often your equipment needs a PAT test. It is entirely down to the ‘duty holder’ (the person tasked with responsibility for electrical equipment) to assess the risk level and decide on the frequency of inspections. This is usually determined by the type of equipment, how often it is being used and whether the working environment is considered high risk or low risk.

How much does a PAT test cost?

This will depend on the type of equipment and how many items are being tested, but PAT tests are an affordable way to meet your health and safety obligations. ECES is proud to offer competitive prices, saving our customers up to 30%. 

Customer Reviews

Gerard Hill
Gerard Hill
I would highly recommend Elliot and co, a very competent and helpful company. Elliot was very friendly and professional from beginning to end of the project. Thank you ECES!
Callum Jope
Callum Jope
Phoned EC Electrical to sort out an ongoing issue we had with the upstairs lights, they was very helpful when explaining the issue over the phone, quick to respond and was on site to fix the issue in no time. Would fully recommend these guys!

We are so happy with the work done on our new extension. The guys have done work inside and out and we can't fault them. Reliable, polite and happy to do all the little extras we asked for. We wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you all 😊
Elliot came to re-wire our kitchen and replace the lighting - I gave him a long list of jobs, which he met with a smile! He got on with the job, was professional and chatty. Would definitely recommend and will be using him again!
Came to my rescue at very short notice on a Saturday and saved me from electrocuting myself. Has also carried at works in my office. Offers good advice, tidy work and polite and professional. Wouldn’t go anywhere else and would definitely recommend!
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