Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

Keep Your Business Safe with solv.

Do you know that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances? As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees, customers, and ultimately your business are safe from the dangers of electrical accidents. This is where solv comes in.

solv is a professional electrical services company and we provide hassle-free, cost-effective Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) services for businesses of all sizes. Our fully qualified PAT testers are experienced and equipped to carry out thorough electronic tests and visual inspections on all portable electronic equipment in your workplace or building.

What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?

PAT testing involves conducting a series of electronic tests and a thorough visual inspection to all portable electronic equipment within a workplace or building. The desired outcome is to ascertain whether or not the appliance is suitable and safe for use. In order to test each piece of equipment properly, it must first be disconnected from the supply socket and inspected visually by a competent Engineer/Operative.

Why Is PAT Testing Important?

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees, and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection, and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

Making sure portable appliances are safe for employees and the public could avoid severe penalties in the event of an incident. Our PAT testing service is designed for large or high-risk settings and delivered by experienced engineers to enhance safety and ensure compliance.

solv’s PAT Testing Services

We understand the importance of PAT testing for businesses, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the needs of all types of businesses. Our services include:

  • PAT testing for all types of businesses, regardless of size or sector.
  • Compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.
  • A hassle-free, cost-effective service with minimal disruption to your business.
  • Full set of results electronically within 24 hours of completion.

If you are a business in Northern Ireland needing to carry out PAT testing, give our office a call on 028 9344 4526 or email helpdesk@solvgroup.com for a competitive PAT testing quote.


As a business owner, it’s important to prioritise the safety of your employees, customers, and ultimately your business. solv’s PAT testing services can help you achieve this goal by providing hassle-free, cost-effective, and reliable PAT testing services. With our experienced and fully qualified engineers, you can rest assured that your portable electronic equipment is safe and compliant with all relevant health and safety regulations. Contact us today to book your PAT testing appointment and ensure the safety of your business.