Portable Appliance & Electrical Testing Details

Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT as it is commonly known as) is an important part of any Health & Safety Policy. This places a legal responsibility on all employers to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of the electrical equipment being used by the employees.

All your electrical appliances will be tested for a number of faults and will be given a status of Pass (green sticker) or Fail (red sticker) highlighting the result. On completion a detailed printed report will be provided showing the results of the test and where possible minor electrical faults will be rectified so that the equipment is made safe and can be passed.Any failed equipment will be disconnected and the employer informed.

We can offer an instant quote based on a price per item.

If you are considering the above work please call 02891 878 808 for a competitive quotation.


Electrical Testing and Inspections

As part of any Health & Safety Policy there is a legal responsibility by the employer to make sure that the electrical installation is maintained in a safe condition (meaning that the installation be periodically tested and inspected to BS7671).

All electrical installations will deteriorate over a period of time.

DMG Electrics Ltd are registered with NICEIC as an Approved Contractor/Domestic Installer and on completion of the test and inspection the Client will be issued with the NICEIC certificate.

Our installations are tested and inspected to the current BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations.

The Electrical Installation Condition report will provide a summary stating the condition of the installation including:-

  • Extent of wear and tear to the installation
  • Serviceability of electrical equipment ie switches, sockets, light fittings etc
  • Suitability of switchgear ie consumer unit, distribution boards
  • Presence of adequate identification/notices etc
  • Type of wiring
  • Presence of earthing and bonding


The purpose of carrying out an Electrical Installation Condition Report is :-

  • To make sure that there are no electrical defects within the installation
  • To check for evidence of non compliance with the current regulations which might be dangerous
  • To ensure that people and livestock are saved from the effects of electric shock and burns
  • To prevent potential fire and heat damage caused by a defect within the electrical installation
  • To check that the electrical installation has not become unsafe through damage and deterioration
  • To meet insurance company requirements

DMG Electrics Ltd have trained and skilled staff with the experience needed to guarantee the complete safety of your electrical installation.

To guarantee the test results are as accurate as possible our testing equipment is calibrated on a regular basis.

After the Electrical Installation Condition Report is complete the Client will be informed of the results.  If any remedial works are required a quotation can be provided.

Listed below are some types of premises that require to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out and their maximum inspection time (may be subject to change):-

10 years 5 years 3 years 1 year
Domestic Offices Industrial Swimming Pools
Shops Caravans Caravan Sites
Public Houses Agricultural
Restaurants Horticultural
Laboratories Places of Public Entertainment
Churches Leisure Complexes
Church Halls Cinemas

In the addition to the above the maximum inspection time (may be subject to change) for:

240 Volts supplies to the emergency lighting 3 Years

240 Volts supply to the Fire Alarm Panel 1 Year