Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) is a routine inspection and test of portable electrical equipment. This tests whether electrical equipment will function without the risk of giving the user a shock.

Does your business need PAT Testing?

If your answer is yes to any of the following then PAT Testing is required.

  • Portable electrical appliances* are used at your business premises.
  • 5 or more people are employed at your business.
  • Health & Safety risk assessments are carried out at your business premises.

*A portable electrical appliance is any anything which you can move around and plug into an electrical socket e.g. computers, monitors, printers, kettles, microwave ovens, power leads.

It is recommended that PAT Testing is carried out every 6-12 months to minimise the risk of injury to employees.

Legal responsibility

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all electrical equipment in non-residential premises is maintained. There is no legal requirement to have PAT undertaken in law however, as a duty of care to workers there is a legal responsibility to ensure workers are not exposed to risks of electric shock from poorly maintained appliances.

Hassle free testing with minimal disruption

CSS are qualified to carry out PAT Testing all types of electrical appliances at your workplace. You can arrange for our trained and experienced PAT Testing Engineers to visit your workplace at a time which suits you.

As well as a visual inspection of wiring and connections of flexible cables, a verification of earthing continuity and test should be undertaken. The soundness of the insulation between current carrying parts and exposed metal should be checked too. This is to ensure that a “shock” cannot be given.

On completion of the testing we will provide you with a post-test certificate for your peace of mind.

If you would like CSS to carry out PAT testing for your business moving forward please do get in touch for a competitive quotation.

Signing off Electronic Appliance as safe
Testing Electronic Appliance

We can offer wireless solutions to avoid running cables around your premises and all of our systems include the following:

  • Door/window contacts
  • Movement detectors
  • Control panel
  • Internal sirens
  • External alarm boxes
  • Continuous monitoring through our 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre


Trust CSS to design your system

You can trust CSS to design a reliable system that meets the security required for your home and business and also suits your budget. Our surveyors will visit your premises, discuss your needs then provide a free, no-obligation quote. *Applies to Businesses only.


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More reasons to choose CSS

  • CSS were the first Scottish security systems company to achieve BS5750 quality rating
  • Members of the British Security Industry Association
  • NACOSS ISO 9002 approved installers
  • National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold Scheme Installers
  • Fully audited and compliant with Police and Insurance Industry Standards
  • Installation carried out by our own expert and in-house teams
  • Every system is covered by a comprehensive warranty and CSS service support
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