Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and tests.  Our engineers are all fully trained not to mention that all PAT Testing is carried out using regularly calibrated and high-end equipment. This ensures accurate results are achieved on every test.

Unlike many other companies that charge per item, DigiCommerce charges on a half or full day basis ensuring you get true quality and value. More significantly we are able to service a range of companies around Preston including Hotels, Shops, Cafes and more.

Why do I need to have my appliances tested?

Firstly, a PAT test is the best way to ensure security and safety. Also, an increasing number of insurance companies are now insisting on PAT testings being carried out to ensure maximum safety.

What does Portable Appliance Testing involve?

To ensure safety the engineer will carry out a visual inspection of the appliance, plug and lead. Then for Class I equipment, they will also inject test signals into the cable and appliance to ensure their integrity, for instance, a kettle.  All items will be clearly labelled with a Pass or Fail label. If then a fault is detected, the engineer will fix it unless it needs sending off.

Who should do the work?

Electrical work must only be carried out by people who have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others. All equipment used for testing must be calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy.

What will I receive?

After the completion of the portable appliance inspection and testing you will receive a report that details the following as a minimum:

  • An inventory containing each appliance type, name, location and description.
  • A full set of test results for each appliance tested.
  • A full list of any failed items with an explanation of their failure.
  • A visible pass or fail label on each appliance detailing the inspection date, next test due and the inspector’s signature.

If you are not technically aware, then the contractor or competent person who carried out the inspection and testing should be happy to talk and go through your report with you and thus will advise you of any further action required.

How much does Pat Testing Cost?

The price of PAT Testing varies from job to job. Therefore prices are calculated based on the rough amount of time required to complete the work. For example, a beauty salon with 10 rooms takes approximately six hours to complete. Whereas an office with 50 computers is likely to take an entire day. Half days are priced at £150 and full days at £250. Prices include minor repairs, labels and a full report. Travel surcharges may apply for bookings over 15 miles outside of Preston, United Kingdom.

What Areas Do We Cover?

Pat Testing can be done anywhere in the United Kingdom. However, our key areas are as follows Preston, Fulwood, Leyland, Walton Le Dale, Blackburn, Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool and Kirkham.