Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing)


Clyde Safety can provide Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing), essential for keeping your workplace safe from prices as low as £62.50 for up to 50 items including call-out – see our Price List for details.

What is Portable Appliance Testing?

Commonly known as PAT Testing involves the examination of electrical appliances:
  • An electrical appliance may be classed as portable if it is connected to the mains by way of a flexible lead and plug
  • A series of tests and inspections are carried out to establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances
  • Testing requires appliances to be de-energised for a short period of time (approximately 2-5 minutes) and does not require the mains to be isolated, minimising disruption to the work place.

Why does my business need Portable Appliance Testing?

Under the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations, employers, landlords and businesses must limit the risks involved in using electrical equipment, including all portable electrical appliances.
It is good practice for businesses that PAT testing is carried out as part of a regular system of maintenance and inspection, as annual tests afford maximum protection and compliance with regulations.
Annual PAT testing, along with the maintenance of relevant records, will ensure that your business meets with the required safety regulations
This includes the IEE Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment as well as the Health and Safety at Work Act.

'Drive-In' Portable Appliance Testing

We realise that it’s not just workplaces who require PAT testing, many tradesmen live their working lives on the road.
Clyde Safety allows you the opportunity to contact us in advance, arrange a timeslot to visit our premises, where we can carry out the testing in a convenient and timely fashion that suits you.

Why choose Clyde Safety?

Clyde Safety can provide portable appliance testing for premises in Glasgow and throughout central Scotland. 
Our qualified technicians will work quickly and efficiently, causing minimal disruption to your working environment.  And upon completion of testing, certification will be issued by us and evidence of testing will be placed on each appliance.  
We will also ensure that you are contacted in a timely manner to remind you of timelines for PAT Testing, and provide you with transparent quotes for your needs.

What’s next?

By choosing Clyde Safety you can be assured of receiving competitive prices and a professional service from fully qualified staff.
To receive your no obligation free quotation, please contact us.


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