PAT Testing

Compliant Services carry out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) in both domestic and commercial environments throughout Devon and Cornwall. 
We believe that PAT testing should be an easy process for our clients, which is why we aim to provide our service when it is most suitable for you, not us.

We offer a professional and reliable service at great prices to companies, trades, landlords, hotels and many other types of organisations. 

What is PAT Testing?

An electrical PAT test is an essential aspect of a company’s health & safety policy to ensure that staff aren’t harmed by any electrical equipment within a business premises. PAT testing should be performed regularly to protect employees, customers and yourself, against any accidents and liability within the workplace. PAT testing is carried out by a business in accordance with guidelines stated in the IEE Code of Practice.

Meaning of PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing is abbreviated to 'PAT'. The phrase 'PAT Testing' is in fact a tautology in the same way that some people say 'LCD Display'. However, the phrase is commonly used in the industry even though most people realise it is incorrect. The correct term for the whole electrical PAT test process is 'In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment'.

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PAT Testing Law 

Did you know that your Building, Employers and Public Liability Insurance may be invalid if you haven’t carried out testing , as many insurance companies now have the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 as part of their policy wording, to which PAT testing is part of.  If found in breach of Health & Safety due to negligence your insurance may only cover court costs and will not cover HSE fines.

The Electricity at Work Regulations also place a legal responsibility on employers and self employed persons to take reasonable practical steps to ensure no danger results from the use of any electrical appliances.

Failure to comply with Electrical Regulations can lead to a maximum penalty of a £5,000 fine and/or up to six months imprisonment. For breaches under the general duties of the Health Safety at Work Act 1974, penalties of up to £20,000 were introduced in 1992 and offences heard on indictment in the Crown Court attract unlimited financial penalties and up to two years imprisonment. It's not worth the risk ! 

During PAT testing our experienced technicians will test all items with a plug using our top of the range calibrated Martingdale test equipment. 

All appliances are labelled with an electrical safety pass sticker showing date of test and asset number and any failed items will be brought to your attention .  

A full test report, appliance register and compliance certification will be emailed in PDF format to you upon receipt of full payment. 


Our Promise 

  • Check Every Core 
  • Test Insulation & Leakage 
  • Record All Results Including Test Result Values 
  • Email Results Within 12 Hours of Full Payment Being Received 

All our work is carried out for the following Health & Safety Acts The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 Workplace Regulations 1992