PAT Testing Services in London


When it comes to using electrical equipment in your London-based business, it’s essential to know that there are a number of Health and Safety laws and regulations that require you to inspect and test each item on a regular basis. In fact, any appliance in the workplace connected to electricity via a lead and plug must be included in a PAT testing scheme.

At Kiasu Workforce, our comprehensive Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) service offers a cost-effective and simple way to remove the risks to your employees, your premises and your business from a range of electrical faults.

How Common are Electrical Accidents?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 25% of all electrical accidents involve appliances that are connected to an electrical supply.

Consequently, tough regulations have been placed on employers to make sure that their working environment is safe and well maintained. Regulations stipulate that every electrical appliance, new and old, from kettles to computers, should be checked regularly.

How and When Should my Appliances be PAT Tested?

Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to ensure the safety of your staff and your customers, and to prevent damage to your appliances, your buildings and your property. That means meeting the requirements of a number of specific legislations which cover electrical appliance safety.

These include 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.

However, you also need to pay attention to how often you perform your PAT testing. This is often determined by the type of electrical equipment you have in your workplace and the kind of environment it’s used in. For example, a table light or lamp in a hotel room probably won’t need to be as rigorously or regularly PAT tested as a bench saw in a metal fabrication workshop.

So, before planning an inspection and PAT testing routine, you need to make sure you have exactly the right knowledge and expertise, together with:

  • The relevant testing equipment for the appliances on site
  • Experience of using this test equipment properly
  • A sound knowledge of what the test results actually mean

Our PAT Testing Services

At Kiasu Workforce, we can take the pressure off by delivering a full suite of PAT testing services.

Our fully qualified testers perform a number of comprehensive checks, including:

  • Identification of any signs of damage to appliances and their supply cords
  • Testing the functionality of all switches
  • Determining how well any fuses are connected
  • Inspecting the condition of all live, neutral and earth wires
  • Thorough visual inspections of all plugs and leads

Ultimately, our service is designed to minimise and remove any risks to your employees, your premises and your business. However, it also offers the following advantages:

  • We carry out all tests onsite and ensure minimal disruption to your business
  • We can cover any appliance from a kettle to a computer
  • A full log of all tests is kept for future reference
  • We can make you aware of missing equipment during repeat checks
  • We will remind you when tests are due
  • Keep your equipment as safe as your people

Contact our London-based Team

If you’d like to find out more about PAT testing, would like a consultation on how we could work with you to reduce risks and keep your people safe, or you’d like to find out PAT testing could form a key part of your existing building maintenance and property maintenance strategy, contact us now – give us a call on 020 8988 1662 or email us at enquiries@kiasugroup.co.uk.