PAT Testing for Tradespeople


High Frequency PAT Testing

Because of the nature of the work for tradespeople, electrical appliances often suffer a lot of wear and tear and it is important to carry out more frequent inspections than would be necessary in ordinary circumstances. The IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment to meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 recommends that all Construction Site 110V equipment is subject to a formal recorded Combined Inspection and Testing every three months.

You have a statutory obligation to ensure that all of your appliances are safe to use. Construction site Health & Safety management is increasingly demanding contractors and sub-contractors to provide evidence that the portable electrical appliances entering their sites are covered by a current test certificate. Insurance companies are also becoming increasingly vigilant in investigating accident claims to ensure that any portable appliances involved in such incidents were safe to use.

At Selectatest we appreciate that being without your equipment while it is being PAT Tested can be highly inconvenient, so we aim to take the difficulty out of the process by fitting the testing around your schedule. We are able to come test your appliances wherever you are, or if you are local to our offices you can drop your equipment off with us for testing at a time that you won’t be needing them. We regularly carry out PAT Testing for whole groups of trades workers on-site while they are in meetings; whatever the circumstances, we like to do what we can to minimise the disruption to your work.

For general information regarding PAT Testing, such as recommended testing frequencies, legislative documentation and an overview of how each test is carried out, click here.

What do I get from Selectatest?

Recognising the difficulties associated with contract and sub-contract work schedules, Selectatest offers the choice of the following convenient PAT Testing services particularly designed for tradesmen on the move:

Wait & Test – Book an appointment to suit you to call into our Trade Counter and have your appliances tested whilst you wait.
Drop & Collect – Drop your appliances off before 4:30pm at our Trade Counter and they will be ready to collect at 8:00am the following morning.
On-The-Spot – Book a PAT Technician to come to you whilst you’re out on a job, and we’ll test your appliances on-the-spot.

We can offer to you experienced PAT Test engineers, who all come with a range of qualifications from Certificates of Competence and City & Guilds 2377 qualifications. We use only quality, accurate test equipment (calibrated annually) which allows us to offer to our clients unique Asset IDs for every item tested, detailed asset lists by location, detailed test results by location, detailed failed item reports, a certificate of testing and a renewal reminder. These documents will be all you’ll need if ever asked to demonstrate that your equipment is adequately maintained. To see examples of the documents mentioned, click the links below.

Asset List Report (dispatched shortly after testing completion)
Fails Report (dispatched shortly after testing completion)
Detailed Report (dispatched upon receipt of payment)
Certificate (dispatched upon receipt of payment)

Our team are happy to advise you on your PAT Testing regime, to help you find the best system for your purposes. We offer fixed pricing on a number of PAT Testing programmes and we’re confident that we can find a PAT regime that works for you.


£39.95 inc. VAT for up to 20 tests (£1.50 plus VAT for each additional test)

If you need further information or advice on your specific PAT testing needs, then please call us on 0845 465 0468 or fill out the Contact Us form to the right of this page.