Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Regular portable appliance testing (PAT) supports health & safety.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe working order.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the examination of electrical appliances to make sure they are safe to use.

The PAT scheme from the NICEIC provides formal recognition of a firms ability to undertake PAT testing.

£410 + VAT

Initial application fee

Speak to an advisor on
0870 013 0458

Apply for this scheme »
To apply for the Portable Appliance Testing scheme, just call us on 0870 013 0458.

Alternatively we will call you to progress your application if you complete our online enquiry form or you can post a completed application form which can be downloaded here.

Once we receive your application we will advise you of an assessment date.  Your area engineer will meet you and conduct the assessment.  At the end of the assessment a recommendation will be made as to whether you meet the scheme requirements. This recommendation is independently verified and written confirmation of your registration will be sent to you. The Assessment Overview section provides more guidance as to how to prepare for your assessment.

Please note that if you run your business from multiple offices you will need to submit a separate application for each contracting site.
The rules for the Portable Appliance Testing scheme can be found here.
The purpose of the site assessment is for you to show your work meets the industry standards and regulations for portable appliance testing work.  The assessment is your opportunity to show that the work you do complies with the scheme rules.

The assessment also provides you with a great opportunity for you to meet one of our highly skilled engineers and ask any questions you might have about how we can help you achieve your business goals.
To apply to become registered on the Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Scheme, you will nee dhte following documents:

  1. PAT Scheme rules
  2. PAT Scheme application form
  3.  Fees
For information about the process we follow when we receive complaints from customers about contractors, please click here.