PAT Portable Appliance Testing

I pride myself on 100% customer retention which is mainly down to great value and my dedication to offer a safe and quality service. All engineers trained to IEE/IET code of practice (3rd edition) using calibrated serviceable test equipment.

The Patrex price structure is the most competitive available. I manage this by keeping costs down where it matters so I can pass savings to the customers without any compromise. I'm confident that the straight forward PAT testing pricing structure will set your mind at ease.

MY Straight forward pricing made Simple

  • Up to 35 items - Fixed Price of £59.00
  • 36 to 50 items - @ £1.50 per item
  • 51 to 100 items - @ £1.25 per item
  • 101 to 500 items - @ £1.05 per item
  • 501 to 2,000 items - @ £0.95 per item
  • 2001 to 5,000 items - @ £0.75 per item
  • 5001 and over - Price On Application

My word to you

  • All 240v & 110v Electrical Items Tested
  • No VAT to pay
  • Register & certificate emailed to you
  • SAME day certification if required
  • Patrex will store the records safely if you require
  • All repair work undertaken to the latest Electrical Regulations and building control requirements with straight forward pricing - over 101 items this is a free service.
  • 5-13 amp 3 pin BRITISH standard 1363 Plug replaced - 2.20
  • BS 1362 Replacement fuses - 0.25p
  • Cord - Price On Application

Microwave testing

One item that does not have periodic checks is the microwave oven. Microwave leakage is both odourless and invisible; a leakage intensity of only 5mW/cm2 is classed as being harmful. Microwave oven leakage can be caused by the slamming of oven doors or even leaving food particles in the door seals or hinges and finally moving the oven from area to another. This can also be checked at the same time as being PAT for as little as 9.99.

Socket and fixed circuit testing

Free and part of the service.

My prices are fixed & there are NO hidden charges...just lots of quality savings.

Legal Requirements

Patrex can also help with your PAT with our qualified and state of the art testing equipment.

The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self employed.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states:

"Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:

a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst at work, and
b) the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking."

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states:

"Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair."

The PUWER 1998 covers most risks that can result from using work equipment. With respect to risks from electricity, compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 is likely to achieve compliance with the PUWER 1998.

PUWER 1998 only applies to work equipment used by workers at work. This includes all work equipment (fixed, transportable or portable) connected to a source of electrical energy. PUWER does not apply to fixed installations in a building. The electrical safety of these installations is dealt with only by the Electricity at Work Regulations.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states:

"All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger."

"As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger."

"'System' means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be, electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment"

"'Electrical Equipment' includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy."

Scope of the legislation

It is clear that the combination of the HSW Act 1974, the PUWER 1998 and the EAW Regulations 1989 apply to all electrical equipment used in, or associated with, places of work. The scope extends from distribution systems down to the smallest piece of electrical equipment.