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What is PAT Testing?


Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests.

Why Do I Need to Have My Appliances Tested?


The best way to ensure your electrical appliances are tested and are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is a good way for employers and landlords to ensure that they are meeting their own legal requirements and obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property.

What Does Portable Appliance Testing involve?


To establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances, the competent person will carry out a visual inspection and testing of the appliance, its plug and lead. For Class I equipment they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to show electrical faults and ensure their integrity.

Who Should Do The Work?​


Electrical work must only be carried out by people qualified professionals who have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.

What’s included in the PAT Testing?

You will receive a fully comprehensive assessment helping you meet compliance.


Site Report

Details of report

Engineer Report

Notes from visit

Failed Items

Items that have failed

Scope of Works

Agreed works

Inventory List

Asset list tested

Appliance Stickers

Not provided (electronic only)


Health and Safety

Initial site safety checks

Test Results

Findings from test


Help with report

Service Process

Get a Quote

Get a quote today by phone, email, or complete our contact form to receive a quotation within 24 hours.


Our coordinator will be in touch to confirm a Date That Suits You, along with estimated time of arrival.

Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, you will receive a 30 min Curtesy Call from an engineer to confirm they're on route.


Your report is then Quality Checked and emailed in PDF Format, with Next Day Delivery.

Support Call

Our support team will be in touch to arrange your free 30 min Support Call to help explain your report.

All payments are due prior to booking completion unless agreed in writing for 30 days from the date of invoice. We will hold your booking time for 24 hours whilst we await payment. Reports are typically next day delivery, but please allow for up to 5 working days delivery.

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PAT Testing FAQs

How much does PAT testing cost?

uRisk provide PAT testing for the following:

Under 35 items: £110.00
Up to 70 items: £220.00
Up to 105 items £330.00
Up to 140 items: £440.00
Up to 175 items: £550.00

What do I do after the PAT test?

All failed items should be repaired or replaced to ensure your appliances, electrical system and property are safe. You will get a PAt testing certificate stating that portable appliance testing or PAT testing services were comprehensively conducted for your premise’s electrical safety.

Do uRisk service my area?

Yes, our services are nationwide. Whether you have one or multiple water systems and one or multiple sites, we provide services across the country, with qualified engineers scattered throughout the UK and offices based in Hertfordshire which is a 30-minute train journey to London King’s Cross. Get in contact with us and book an appointment where we can carry out a legionella risk assessment. We will look at factors like your water temperature, redundant pipework, where your water is stored and test for bacteria in water systems.

What is PAT testing?

PAT stands for ‘portable electrical appliance testing’, and refers to exactly that – the testing of electrical appliances and equipment. Regular testing aims to make sure that, once some time has passed since it was new, the appliance is still safe to use.

This can be done visually, with a professional eye, or through electrical testing. A specialist electrician who knows what they are doing must carry this out – faulty electrical equipment can be dangerous. That’s why we always put safety first and foremost.

Do I need a PAT testing service?

Whether you should look into PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) depends on several factors. If you have had certain appliances for a long time, or are unsure if they are still in a safe condition to use, you should arrange a test. Appliances that you use more regularly might need PAT testing.

If you are unsure about whether you could benefit from PAT testing services, just give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss your appliances and advise on the best course of action, free of charge.

How often should I test electrical appliances?

The frequency with which you should test your appliances largely depends on circumstances. For example, a microwave in use every day, or power tools used at busy sites, have more frequent testing and may need to be tested more often than an appliance that spends most of its time in a cupboard.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Technically, PAT testing is not necessarily required by law. However, it is a legal necessity to conduct regular PAT testing to ensure electrical appliances are safe. The law does not stipulate how often electrical appliances should be tested, or who should test them, but the safest way is with an industry professional.

How Can I find a PAT test near me?

When choosing a local PAT Testing Service, there are a few things to consider. 

  • What is the service offering? Some services offer a full range of PAT testing, including tests for electrical, mechanical and environmental aspects of portable appliances. Others may only offer specific tests, such as for electronics or batteries. 

  • How much does the service cost? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the price can vary greatly depending on the type of service offered and the number of tests required. However, a good rule of thumb is to expect to pay between £110 and £550 per session for comprehensive testing. 

  • What kind of support is available after the test is completed? Most services offer follow-up consultations and assistance if you have any questions or problems after the test is completed.

What do local PAT testing services entail?

A reliable PAT testing service can help businesses save time and money by avoiding the hassle and expense of shipping the devices to a certified lab.

PAT testing is an essential part of maintaining your portable appliances. By conducting a regular pat testing service, you can ensure that your appliances are in working order and that there are no issues with them. Local PAT testing is a safety procedure examining electrical appliances for damage, crucial for both homes and workplaces. Regular inspections by qualified professionals identify potential issues, ensuring a secure environment. Opting for a local PAT testing service offers convenience, saves time and provides valuable feedback on devices for enhanced safety in your vicinity.

Opting for Local PAT testing services is crucial for ensuring electrical safety in appliances. A PAT testing service not only aids in identifying potential faults and hazards but also ensures compliance with legal regulations, effective risk management, and enhanced equipment performance. Local PAT testing is a proactive approach to maintaining a safe environment for everyone involved. Additionally, it provides the necessary compliance evidence for insurance requirements, offering peace of mind through detailed reports on equipment safety. The inclusion of recommendations for maintenance or repairs further solidifies the commitment to safety within the local context.

There are several benefits to having your PAT tests done regularly:

  • You can identify any potential issues by having your electrical appliances tested before they become much more serious. This can help you save money in the long run by not having to fix or replace them prematurely.

  • Conducting regular PAT testing can also help to protect you and your business from potentially dangerous electrical hazards. By knowing exactly what is going on with your electrical equipment, you can avoid any accidents or injuries, meeting all health and safety regulations relating to your electrical appliances.

  • PAT testing also allows you to take advantage of any warranty protection that may be available. By having the test performed regularly, you can make sure that any damage that is caused during the test is taken care of quickly and easily.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.

We have been working with Urisk for best part of year now. I could not recomend their services highly enough. They always promptly respond to our requests promptly and manage the job from start to finish seamlessly. I would highly recommend.
Sam Guest
Sam G.
My first time using Urisk for work at multiple sites. Daniel was absolutely brilliant, polite and professional. Highly recommended! 🙂
Claire Keay
Claire K.
Fantastic training courses and we've found the legionella risk assessment very easy to read and far more detailed than any we have previously had. 5 star service!
Gemma Pond
Gemma P.
Incredibly detailed and professional team. Have been beyond helpful with with our CQC legionella compliance for our Safety. They’ve found solutions to fit around how we work and our budgets. We are always advised with reference to HSE which has been brilliant.
Amy Thorne
Amy T.
Really easy to organise a risk assessment to be carried out at our offices and have had great help from them since to implement the necessary changes to keep the office safe. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Ferguson
Holly F.
Brilliant Service, efficient, professional, punctual and friendly.
Alex Windsor
Alex W.
We're a small GP practice and started using uRisk for legionella risk assessments. We opted to use their remedial and monitoring services and they've been absolutely great. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you so much!
Amanda Pates
Amanda P.
Brilliant company, customer service was great! And engineers were fantastic. Thanks again uRisk! Will definitely be using them for all future work.
Nikesh Gohil
Nikesh G.
uRisk have been helping us with our Legionella Control for a number of years now. We've recently had a CQC audit and they were very impressed with our legionella compliance! Thank you for all your help.
Mike Port
Mike P.
Brilliant service! Thanks a lot for the hard graft
Leon Macauley
Leon M.
Daniel did the testing today at PGHC He was really efficient, friendly and so professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine Carruthers
Lorraine C.
My experience with URisk Water Hygiene from my initial enquiry, to their site visit to undertake a Legionella Water Risk Assessment at my office (MDG), to providing me with the report and aftercare has been superb! Efficient response times, excellent customer service, friendly, helpful advisors and assessors who are always ready to help and provide guidance. An absolute pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend!
Lauren Wakeman
Lauren W.
A fabulous company, excellent customer service, they try to accommodate appoitments, and do there utmost in emergencies, been with them a few years now,  honestly cant fault them. Coming out of Covid 19, having our building urgently disanitised,  big thank-you to Luke and Lee for staying so late to get the job done!! Thank you Devon, for juggling the diary to fit us in so soon. A Team 🙂
Jo Maskell
Jo M.
Richard & Nick are great. Really good work and nice people.
Joshua Ballard
Joshua B.
This is by far the best service I have received in a long time.Lloyd who we spoke to was super helpful and very thorough with everything.I would def recommend using this company, they are not just out for money they put their customers needs first.Thank you
Coral Dawkins
Coral D.
Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
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