Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

We offer a specialist PAT testing service to ensure compliance with health and safety law and seamlessly guide you through the process to meet the requirements.

UK PAT Testing legal obligations

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. PAT testing is a legal obligation for all employers and sub-contractors to have their equipment checked for safe use.


The benefits of PAT Testing with Southern Power Tools

We pride ourselves on our technical expertise to be able to offer advice, support and training for all your PAT testing requirements. Our tailored service ensures you achieve compliance and have peace of mind for both your employees and customers.

  • Price per tool
  • Quantity discounts available
  • All testing performed in-house
  • Highly qualified fitters
  • Fully equipped workshops
  • ISO 9001 accredited

CALL 02392 551 931 now for a quick no obligation quote!

Recommended PAT Testing Frequency

Industrial (Workshops, Factories, etc.) – Class 2 Appliances

Type of Equipment Formal Visual Inspections Inspection & Testing
Stationary None Every Year
IT None Every Year
Moveable Every 3 Months Every Year
Portable Every 3 Months Every 6 Months
Handheld Every 3 Months Every 6 Months

Construction Sites – Class 2 Appliances

Type of Equipment Formal Visual Inspections Inspection & Testing
Stationary Every Month Every 3 Months
IT Every Month Every 3 Months
Moveable Every Month Every 3 Months
Portable Every Month Every 3 Months
Handheld Every Month Every 3 Months

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Southern Power Tools  were chosen as my supplier because of the excellent customer service and advice, their choice of alternative items was impressive and delivery was very quick.

Lee Bateman, MOD

It’s great to have a company like Southern Power Tools on the CCS approved framework, they do a fantastic job of delivering both quotes and equipment in a fast and friendly manner, the customer service is exceptional.

Mick Southouse, MOD

We’ve dealt with SPT for over 2 years.  In this time they have consistently delivered a comprehensive service, delivering thousands of items for me.  Whether I need power tools, surveying equipment or simply need advice, SPT has been the go-to choice for my needs.

Highly recommend them

Fast, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service, I’ve never had to chase for a price or a delivery in the 18 months I’ve been using them.