What Is PAT Testing

A PAT Test is a routine inspection of some types of electrical appliances that are used within the work space to ensure that they are safe. With the view to reducing or limiting electrical accidents. There are different types of PAT testing that will be carried out depending on the appliance itself, however it is a requirement that needs to be fulfilled.

What Is Involved

Portable appliance testing is a safety procedure carried out to ensure electrical appliances used in places of employment, service, hire or tenancies will not cause injury or electric shock to anyone who is required to use such equipment.

Any faults found with equipment whilst the test is being carried out can be photographed and reported from site to allow you to give instruction immediately on whether you require the item to be repaired (if possible).

All our prices of set items are fixed and are taken from a schedule of rates for full transparency, for your peace of mind. As well as all reports being written up and sent within 5 working days


Most insurance companies now require business premises to have electrical tests done to ensure the safety, integrity, and compliance in case of needing to make a claim. The majority of PAT testing takes place annually, however there are some special locations which require more frequent testing, where people could be considered to be more at risk.

What To Do If You Require PAT Testing

If you know that your equipment needs PAT testing, or have a suspicion that there is new equipment that you have haven’t had tested yet then please do contact us. The team are always on hand to lend their expert knowledge and advice, as well as book in for a time to come and assess what work needs completing. We offer an open and honest costing structure as well which is all fixed. This enables us to present you with how much it is going to cost from the outset limiting any surprises at the end. This further enhances our ethos of delivering a great customer experience to ultimately build that long term relationship.

Other services

IPF Electrical are a team of experienced electrical professionals with a focus on delivering honest, professional and premium service to all our customers. Our range of skills is varied and covers Fixed Wire Tests, PAT Testing, Thermal Imaging, Remedial Works and also Emergency lighting.

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is an electrical inspection and a fixed wire test assess the condition and compliance of your existing wiring within your premises. An EICR is the best way to check for any issues which may be happening behind the scenes and rectify them before they cause any problems in the future. At IPF electrical our engineers have vast up to date knowledge of current wiring regulations, to ensure your electrical safety, compliance, and peace of mind.

Thermal Imaging is a great way to get a better understanding of what is going on behind the systems in which we are working. Using specific equipment we can test any ‘overheating’ which can decrease the risk of failure or fire. The team at IPF Electrical use this service on a regular basis in order to help us form a better understanding of the systems.

Here at IPF Electrical we have vast experience in installing electric heating systems, we have worked closely with domestic clients and housing associations installing Dimplex Quantum storage heaters, Dimplex QRAD panel heaters, Hive Thermostats, NEST Thermostats, Rointe panel heaters and more.

Emergency Lighting Test is used in a variety of business and commercial settings. Ensuring that it is working correctly enables you to be compliant with specific regulations. At IPF Electrical we are experienced and approved to carry out these tests, as well as make any changes and repairs as required to ensure you stay compliant.

The consumer unit within your home can also be known as a fuse box. A consumer unit is used to distribute the power throughout your property. Ensuring its overall working as well as integrity is important to your home as it also acts like a safety device if there is to be a power surge. At IPF Electrical we have worked with a number of units, and providing upgrades is a great way to ensure it’s safe working.

Remedial works are closely linked to a Fixed Wire Test as they are focused around the issues found on the EICR. Our expertly trained team are able to take your assessment and make any adjustments or repairs to ensure full electrical compliance.