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PAT Testing

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

At MJP Electrical, all our engineers are trained to City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing Level, specifically for the periodic testing and inspection of electrical equipment.

Therefore, we are able to carry out periodic PAT tests on all of your electrical appliances to ensure that they comply with the electrical regulations and are safe to use. Failure to test equipment regularly could lead to electrical safety problems due to faulty wiring or appliance faults which, if not attended to, could lead to injury or even death.

Don’t compromise on your electrical safety. Get in touch to find out about our PAT testing services.

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  • Honest and very reasonably priced . Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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    Paul Brooks
    11/09/2019

    Easy to deal with on time and on budget. Thank you!

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    Leon Baker
    6/09/2020
  • Excellent service, quick to respond, professional would highly recommend.

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    Alison Gapper
    6/09/2020

    Very pleased with Work carried out! Would highly recommend👍🏻

    Christian Hill Avatar
    Christian Hill
    11/02/2020
  • Great service would recommend

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    Shane Nurdin
    11/09/2019

    Outstanding Bristol electrician he did a full rewire on my house. Professional and reliable and did a great job would... read more

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    james phillips
    6/09/2020
  • The service provided was outstanding, very professional and the work was carried out to a high standard.I would highly recommend... read more

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    Chris Taylor
    6/09/2020

    Having bought an electric car and wishing to make full use of the charging at home. MJP Electrical were... read more

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    Bob Smith
    7/09/2020
  • Great service. I needed a lot of work done with a new house but unsure of exactly how much work... read more

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    Luke Stone
    12/26/2019

    Very happy with the quick service when we were with no power, very friendly service at a reasonable price, ... read more

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    David Bleaden
    11/09/2019
  • couldn't recommend this company enough after a emergency call on a friday night they were here within minutes after my... read more

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    Claire Grady
    12/05/2020

    Very happy with the rewire of our house. After failing an inspection alot of work needed doing to get the... read more

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    S Hartley
    3/26/2020
  • Very quick reply to query and quote provided same day. Professional and friendly

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    Kama Miller
    8/09/2020

    Superb service, responsed. Quickly Efficient tidy job. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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    chris bullock
    11/09/2018
  • Excellent service, prompt professional and quickly identified the problem. I’d definitely use them again.

    Matt Thompson Avatar
    Matt Thompson
    7/09/2020

    Mark was able to get the info he needed to quote me via a series of whattsapp pics and a... read more

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    Neil Biggs
    6/09/2020
  • Mark and his team upgraded my consumer unit for me. Quick response, very tidy and professional. Only the best quality... read more

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    Matt Coombs
    5/26/2020

    Fast and professional service

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    Simon M
    1/24/2021
  • Good service. Quick, flexible and made sure my property was safe.

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    Chris Pawlowski
    8/09/2020

    I enquired with MJP about a partial re-wire, they were very quick to respond and offer their professional advice where... read more

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    Michael Kempton
    11/09/2019
  • MJP did some electrical work in the garden, very efficient, good quality and decent price.

    Andrew Shepherd Avatar
    Andrew Shepherd
    7/09/2020

    MJP electrical are a fantastic service. We have used them for several call outs at our home. Mark is a... read more

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    Cynthia Mayo
    6/09/2020
  • Work carried out efficiently and cleanly. Would use again.

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    Rose Browning
    6/09/2020

    Being a overseas landlord it’s really great and reassuring to have a very professional and reliable company like MJP Electrical... read more

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    Sam Roach
    7/09/2020
  • Excellent service, clean professional work completed to a very high standard, polite attitude from engineers, received great communication all... read more

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    Susan Fenton
    11/02/2020

    On Friday evening we decided to put up some shelves. We were very unlucky as we drilled through the cable... read more

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    Beata G
    11/09/2019
  • Easy and professional, would recommend

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    Robert McKersie
    6/09/2020

    Very good service, prompt and professional.

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    Tim Rabone
    6/09/2020
  • Mark provided an electrical installation condition report for a property I was purchasing. I was very happy with the... read more

    Dave Jones Avatar
    Dave Jones
    7/09/2020

    A honest tradesmen who gets on with the job.

    Ryan Roberts Avatar
    Ryan Roberts
    6/09/2020
  • Great service from MJP. Really happy with a large domestic job they did for me. Professional & great value.Would highly recommend.

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    SpendogLottieLu 2511
    6/09/2020

    Great knowledge on call out

    Rich King Avatar
    Rich King
    11/02/2020
  • Mark has done work for me on several occasions sometimes at short notice. Very professional and reliable service at reasonable... read more

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    Mark Baber
    6/09/2020

Frequently asked questions

Let us answer your important questions

A: Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect 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.

A: There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.

The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999

 

Not complying with the above mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties. So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.

Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained. This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns.

PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily. Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.

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