Portable Appliance Testing Specialists

Based in Leigh-on-Sea, we cover most of Essex and the South East England. We’ve been testing appliances for over 13 years.

What is PAT Testing?

PAT Testing in Southend-on-Sea

Elite PAT Testing is a family-run business which has been established since early 2010. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, competitive rates and prompt and efficient service all whilst working using safe working practices.

Our team are all fully accredited and insured and will provide an itemised report and certificate of compliance upon completion, as well as completing minor repairs on site. We have built our excellent reputation on providing the best service and in return have many loyal clients from small home-run businesses to multi-site companies.

We offer our PAT testing services locally to the Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea areas, but also cover most of South East England.

Please get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote and we will be happy to meet with you and discuss your requirements.

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Frequently asked questions

What areas do you cover?

We offer our PAT testing services across the South East. Our office is based in Leigh-on-Sea, but we have customers in Southend-on-Sea, Canvey Island Basildon, Wickford, Chelmsford, Brentwood and Maldon. Please get in touch using our contact form above for a free, no-obligation quote. Alternatively you can send us a WhatsApp message or send us an email.

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Visual examination can be used to identify defects, but some can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.

Why is PAT testing important?

PAT testing helps identify faulty or unsafe appliances that could pose a risk of electric shock, fire, or other hazards. Regular testing ensures that appliances are safe to use and reduces the likelihood of accidents.

How often should PAT testing be done?

The frequency of PAT testing depends on factors such as the type of appliance, its location, and its intended use. Guidelines may vary by country or region. Generally, appliances in commercial settings may require more frequent testing compared to those in residential settings.

What appliances need PAT testing?

Any electrical appliance that can be moved, plugged in, and disconnected falls under the scope of PAT testing. This includes items like computers, kitchen appliances, power tools, extension cords, and more.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

The legal requirements for PAT testing vary by industry. Some industries may have regulations or guidelines that mandate PAT testing to ensure workplace safety. It's important to research and understand the specific requirements in your jurisdiction. If you are unsure, please get in contact.

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