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EESW - PAT testing company London SW area
We are professional portable appliance testers in London

For those who are wondering, PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing, used to examine electrical appliances to ensure that they are safe to use and in good working order. Our PAT testing in London is a service we offer to both residential and commercial customers, delivering both cost-effective tests as well as peace of mind in terms of safety. 

Our NICEIC registered portable appliance testers use their many years of invaluable experience to examine and assess electrical equipment with many, if not all issues being diagnosed through nothing more than a visual inspection, alongside the testing that finds any other problems. 

As a trusted pat testing company in London, we are known for being both reliable and reasonably priced, and with something as important to safety as an electrical pat test, that is exactly what our customers deserve and expect. To use our portable appliance testers or to arrange an electrical pat test, contact EESW today.

EESW - PAT Testing Company London - What is PAT Testing?

When you get PAT testing in London, it’s a process fully called Portable Appliance Testing which is the checking of electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.

Put simply, getting an electrical pat test at your London property is the best and only way of ensuring that your appliances are safe for ongoing use. For landlords, pat testing for landlords in London is a service that ensures  they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property.

When a pat testing company in London sends their professional out to conduct pat testing services, they will be able to immediately establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances, including any plugs and leads. Pat Testing in London includes testing  Class I equipment, where a pat testing professional will inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity.

All PAT Testing in London should only ever be done by trained and experienced professionals. 

As a trusted pat testing company in London, we only ever send out fully accredited electrical engineers, each with the necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.Many registered electricians will carry out portable appliance testing. You can find a registered electrician here for all your pat testing needs in London. 

When an electrical pat test is completed at your London property, your pat testing professional inspector will provide a pat testing  report that details the following as a minimum:

  • An inventory containing each appliance type, name, location and description 
  • A full set of test results for each appliance tested
  • A full list of any failed items with an explanation of their failure
  • A visible pass or fail label on each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature.

If you are not technically aware, then the contractor / competent person who carried out the inspection and testing should be happy to talk through your report with you and advise you of any further action required, detailing all the pat testing services each London customer has received.

Portable Appliance Testers
explaining reasons for PAT Testing in London

  • Minimise death or injury risks to yourself, your employees and visitors
  • Reduce Fire Risks due to faulty electrical appliances
  • Legal Requirements: PAT Testing in London is essential to Health and Safety Regs.
  • Insurance Requirements

Many insurance companies require PAT testing at Londo sites, so having a PAT testing company sort this out will ensure that your  insurance policy remains valid.

What clients might be interested in PAT Testing?
Contact EESW if You need our PAT Testing Services London

PAT Testing for Landlords London

When it comes to pat testing in London, all Landlords who let their property as a business activity are required by law to ensure the equipment they supply with the tenancy is safe. That includes pat testing for landlords in London. The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 require that all mains electrical equipment provided in rental accommodation, regardless of whether they are new or second hand, must be legally safe. At EESW, we recommend PAT testing for London landlords should be done prior to the start of any new let.

PAT Testing for Companies London

When it comes to health and safety, getting pat testing at your London office is a must, an essential part of any business set up. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires that ALL employers in the UK must ensure that work equipment is both safe and fit for purpose, requiring a pat testing company to certify your London premises.

Your property or business insurance might be invalidated in the event of any claim without a valid PAT test. At EESW, we offer full pat testing across London offices and workplaces, including factories, hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, mod, local authorities, emergency services, public houses, clubs, bars, restaurants, garages, hotels, guest houses, theme parks, caravan parks, warehouses, construction sites, airports, landlords, estate agents, retail shops and stores, banks, building societies and more.

How to choose a PAT Testing Company in London?

For any and all pat testing, make sure you hire a reputable and accredited pat testing company in London. All electrical pat testing work conducted in London should be done by people who can be trusted, which is why you should consider the following when you select your pat testing team in London.

Get Professional, Trusted References
We all use a plethora of electrical appliances at home and at work, so before you select your pat testing company for your London home or office checks, ask about them from trusted sources, which could help you narrow down your choices for pat testing professionals in London. Be sure to use a pat testing company known in London for their trusted reputation and superior standard of work.

Check Their Licensing
With a surprising number of scam artists and companies at work, it is important to check the professional licensing of your pat testing company in London. A valid license is both vital and legally required by anyone chosen to do an electrical pat test in London properties.

Seek Professionalism
Pat Testing in London is not just about finding the right company with the appropriate credentials, it is also about making sure they use the right portable appliance testers and equipment, something experienced pat testing companies also have the best of. Getting the best portable appliance testing company in London is important for peace of mind and safety.

PAT testing: Is it a legal requirement?

When it comes to PAT Testing in London, it  is not, in itself, a legal requirement or obligation. That said, UK legislation states that businesses must maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition, which is where a trusted pat testing company in London can help. 

Ensuring the safety of employees and the public can be helped by having a portable appliance testing service in London, which is one of the most effective ways to do this, particularly for high risk or large, complex environments, it has become a standard way of meeting this legal obligation.

Before you get a pat testing service at your London property, it is important to understand that electrical appliances are mainly categorised as Class 1, 2 or 3, with Class 1 being the most dangerous and Class 3 the least dangerous. The class of an appliance helps determine whether it needs to be PAT tested and to what degree, with Class 1 appliances needing a full PAT test, Class 2 appliances requiring a PAT insulation test, and Class 3 appliances don’t need to be PAT tested at all.

Class 1 Appliances
This type of electrical equipment has only basic insulation and relies on an earth for protection, so pat testing services in your London property is essential.
Class 2 Appliances
This type of electrical equipment has extra insulation and so doesn’t rely on an earth for protection, which makes it safer, but pat testing is still necessary.
Class 3 Appliances
Class 3 appliances are low voltage items and are the safest class of electrical appliances.