Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Portable appliance testing (commonly known as "PAT", "PAT Inspection" or (redundantly) as "PAT testing") is the name of a process, by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. Testing involves a visual inspection of the equipment and any flexible cables for good condition, and also where required, verification of earthing (grounding) continuity, and a test of the soundness of insulation between the current carrying parts, and any exposed metal that may be touched. The formal limits for pass/fail of these electrical tests vary somewhat depending on the category of equipment being tested.

British law (the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989) requires that all electrical systems (including electrical appliances) are maintained (so far as is reasonably practicable) to prevent danger. Guidance from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, published under the IEE brand) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that a competent person must inspect the installation regularly in any public building or a place that people work. They suggest initial intervals for combined inspection and testing that range from three months (for construction equipment) to one year, and in many cases, longer periods for re-testing (certain types of appliance in schools, hotels, offices and shops).

This can be done by hiring an external company to test all the electrical products in a business (someone who has had some PAT training, either by an official qualification or by attending a health and safety course offered by some electrical health and safety companies)
  • Up to 20 Items
  • £40.00*
  • Labeling
  • PAT Test Certificates
  • Appliance Logs
  • Free On-Site Assesment in Berkshire County
  • More than 20 Items
  • £1 each item after the 20th*
  • Labeling
  • PAT Test Certificates
  • Appliance Logs
  • Free On-Site Assesment in Berkshire County
*The prices do not include VAT!
About Us
Why Us?
We have been established since 2005, our customers get great value on our high-quality ink & laser toner cartridges. At Berkshire Printers we always aim to deliver the very best in all we do. Quality Assured! We may not be the cheapest on the internet, but we use highest quality inks and toner parts & comes with full guarantee & full back up. We believe very strongly in customer service and your satisfaction with our product and service is our priority. We always aim to give you technical advice and support on any products purchased from us. We value any comments or suggestions you may have.

PAT Testing
As our engineers undertake Printer Repairs and IT Call-outs, we have now extended our services to include PAT Testing on site for all potable equipment as it saves our customers a lot of time. Every business uses electrical appliances of some kind, making Portable Appliance Testing vital. At Berkshire Printers, we offer competitive PAT Testing Services to keep businesses safe and compliant in the most hassle-free way. Call us on 01189 599 000 for guidance on your PAT needs and a free, no obligation quote.
PAT Testing gives you peace of mind by identifying electrical faults and offering advice to make sure your business/employee(s) avoids dangerous accidents. A record of testing will help with any insurance claims and allow you to avoid nasty fines.

  • Uniquely numbered easily identifiable labels on all appliances
  • Certificate of Compliance
  • No hidden charges such as travelling expenses
  • Quick fix on minor faults on fuses, plug tops
Call us on 01189 599 000 for all your PAT needs and a free, no obligation quote.
Contact Us
Berkshire Printers & Cartridges Ltd.
225 Caversham Road
United Kingdom

01189 599 000