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We provide every client with a testing certificate to show compliance with the regulations for a safe workplace; if you require a PAT certificate then you need to arrange for us to carry out your appliance testing. Contact us today to make initial enquiries and to book in an appointment.

On completion of all PAT testing jobs we provide every client, whether you have one appliance or thousands, with an itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report.

We send the certificate as a PDF document to your email address, so you can save it as you see fit.

The report is itemised; so each appliance gets its own unique ID number, stored indefinitely in our database, and refers directly to the number on the label the engineer applied at time of testing. The report also includes the electrical results obtained at time of testing and whether or not the appliance passed it’s check.

Furthermore the report provides information and guidance on appliances that failed.

What a PAT Testing Certificate Report should include

Your PAT Testing Certificate Report needs to be itemised; it needs to list every item tested and the results of the tests, including electrical readings.

Each item needs to have an asset number that matches the label applied to the unit. It also helps for auditing if the appliance location is noted.

Furthermore the report should include information on any appliances that failed the inspections, why they failed and what action you need to take.

Contrary to popular belief you don’t need a one page “Certificate” but it’s a nice addition, and is handy as an overview document – some clients like to display these in their reception, showing the importance of health and safety.

The itemised list with electrical readings is the important bit. Every PAT Testing Certificate Report we issue includes:

A front cover for the document

A PAT Testing Certificate to show you are compliant

An itemised list of every appliance that passed, its ID number, the tests carried out and the electrical results obtained

A list of failed appliances (if applicable), why they failed and what action needs taking

Guidance on retest periods and other safety measures worth noting.

This document is sent to you by email within 5 working days of the job completing – we can send them sooner, and often do. Same day certificates can be arranged also.

In addition to all this report our engineer will talk you through any suggestions for improving electrical safety, and provide you with a verbal report of what he has done before leaving site.

PAT Testing Certificates

What actually is a PAT testing certificate?

A PAT testing certificate is a record that you should be provided with as a record of inspections and testing carried out on your electrical equipment to make sure it is safe. This certificate acts as a legal document that verifies appropriate steps have been taken to make sure all your electrical equipment is safe, and should detail the test results for the tests that have been carried out.

The PAT Testing Certificate Report

These images are examples of what the PAT Testing Certificate we issue looks like. You may find this useful as a guide of what you will receive from us. We have includes the PAT testing report and the certificate.

When your PAT testing is complete we provide you with a Certificate; which confirms you are compliant. 

This certificate includes your address, and shows the date the testing took place. Contrary to popular belief it does not and can not include an expiry date. 

Detailed Report (Example)

This is an example of our report:

The report shows the information collated of each appliance that has been inspected and tested by our engineer; each report is quality checked before issue.

example of a PAT testing certificate passes report

Compliance Certificate (Example)

This is an example of our Certificate:

The certificate shows that the appliances have been  inspected and tested by our engineer, and deemed safe; each certificate is quality checked before issue.

PAT Testing Certificate

What does a PAT Test Certificate do for me?

PAT testing has to be carried out by a ‘competent person’, on electrical equipment to make sure it is safe. There are various legal requirements that you as an employer/business owner has to comply with, that requires you to carry out inspections and tests to confirm. The certificate shows that you have taken action to comply with the regulations. 

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We’ll visit your site, check your electrical equipment is safe and issue you with a PAT testing Certificate

A PAT Certificate shows that you are complying with the Electricity at Work Regulations

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which cover all electrical equipment from a battery-powered torch to 400 kV overhead power lines, require all systems to be maintained to prevent danger. Danger is defined as anything that risks injury or damage from fire. Records (PAT results) can be used to demonstrate compliance with the regulations.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 require the employer to ensure that equipment is only used for operations and under conditions for which it is suitable; and it requires records of maintenance activities be kept – A PAT testing Certificate is an acceptable record.

If you need to know more about how a PAT testing Certificate will help you comply with the laws, check out our legal information page.

pat testing certificates come from portable appliance testing with machines like this one from seaward

This video by Simon Barker, an electrician from Leeds is a great explanation of what a PAT Certificate should include.

Do I need a Certificate?

If you supply electrical equipment to be used in a workplace, rental property, or for any business related activity then you need to be able to prove it is safe; a PAT testing Certificate confirms that. 

When you get electrical equipment testing carried out on your electrical equipment, the results obtained are used to create a PAT testing Certificate Report.

As a comparison of what this means, if you get the fuse board in your house tested the electrician gives you a certificate called an Electrical Installation Condition Report

We carry out electrical testing in homes and workplaces all over the UK, and provide every client with their own itemised Portable Appliance Testing Certificate. You can get yours too, all you need to do is book in an appointment, we’ll come and test your equipment and afterwards provide you with the report. 

For public liability insurance, your insurance company expects you to be complying with Health and Safety Regulations, so they may request a copy of your certificate to show your electrical equipment is safe

If you do a tender application you may want to include the Certificate to show your commitment to Health and Safety

You may want to display your Certificate on your Health and Safety board, or put it in your file

If you are a landlord, displaying the PAT Certificate or putting it in the tenant file, shows you take their safety seriously.

Check out this blog article on PAT test Certificates for some more information about how this certification supports that a business is complying with the regulations.