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.

£470 + VAT

Initial application fee

Speak to an adviser on
0333 015 6626

Enquire about
our Schemes
To apply for the Portable Appliance Testing scheme, just call us on 0333 015 6626.

Alternatively we will call you to progress your application if you complete our online enquiry form by clicking on the red button above.

Once your full application has been processed 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 for new applicants 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 need the following documents:

  1. PAT Scheme Rules (effective until 23rd May 21 for existing contractors) - an important document which outlines the terms and conditions of the scheme
  2. NEW PAT Scheme Rules (effective for all new applicants from 12th April 21 and from 24th May 21 for all existing registrants) - an important document which outlines the terms and conditions of the scheme
  3. PAT Fee Sheet 
  4. PAT-Assessment-Guidance
For information about the process we follow when we receive complaints from customers about contractors, please click here.