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Our expert electrical engineers provide comprehensive PAT testing on all electrical appliances. All of our tests comply with HSC safety standards. With an estimated 25% of all electrical accidents resulting from faulty appliances, regular PAT testing ensures your electrical infrastructure is safe and fit for purpose at all times.

We offer a fast and accurate PAT testing service at a low cost per unit. Our service enables you to meet your safety obligations to customers, tenants and service users in order for you to expend your duty of care. We can arrange inspections at a convenient time to fit around your business hours to avoid disruption.


What is a PAT Test?

A Portable Appliance Test (PAT) uses a combination of visual identification and electronic tests to verify the safety of an electronic appliance. A PAT test determines whether or not the appliance is safe. An appliance either passes or fails a PAT test, after which it is issued with a pass or fail sticker.

All of our engineers can carry out minor repairs during a PAT test to address minor faults, such as replacing fuses or tightening up loose wiring.

On completion you will be issued with a certificate of inspection for each appliance, which can be used as evidence of compliance when dealing with insurers and The Health & Safety Executive.

All appliances capable of connecting to mains electricity are eligible for a PAT test. These include IT equipment, kitchen appliances, televisions and display equipment, monitors, extension leads, kettles, vacuum cleaners and extension leads.


Do I Need A PAT Test?

If you are a business or landlord, regular PAT tests are considered to be the most effective means of complying with your legal obligations under the Electrical Regulations and the Health & Safety At Work Act (1974). PAT tests themselves are not obligatory, although failure to ensure that electrical equipment is safe for use can result in extensive fines and even criminal prosecutions if accidents occur.


PAT Testing Quality Standards

Lowe & Oliver are accredited NICEIC PAT testing inspectors. All our performance checks comply with the Engineering and Technology code of practice. All our testing engineers are fully qualified to City and Guilds level.


Book A PAT Test

To discuss your needs or to arrange a PAT inspection, please speak with one of our team in Oxford (01865 322200), or Southampton (02380 614700), or email us through our online contact form.


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