PAT testing companies in the South East
All these PAT testing companies are based in the South East of England, and they are all members of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.
The aim of the association is to encourage the raising of standards throughout the industry, and a member should support this. All our members have agreed to operate within the guidance of our professional working standards, which should give you as a customer of theirs some peace of mind. We cannot guarantee their competence to do the job but hope by being a member and operating to our standards that they display an acceptable level of competency.
If you are looking for a PAT testing company in this area have a look at our members below, if you click on their logo you will be directed through to their website. You should also see their location and contact number below.
If a member doesn’t have a logo or link to a website it either means they haven’t provided us with these, or they are not currently taking on new business. We have some members that are not trading companies.
If you are finding it difficult to locate a suitable company to carry out electrical testing for you get in touch with us and we will try to recommend a suitable provider.
David Holt Engineering
Woods of Winchester Electrical Services
South East PAT Testing
Anderson Compliance testing
Positive PAT testing
About the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association
Portable Appliance Testing is an essential part of any business/organisations’ health and safety policy; it is a procedure carried out on every electrical appliance that is fitted with a plug. It is carried out (or should be) in every business location, for every home-working business owner, on every appliance that is taken from one location and used in another for business purposes, and every appliance that is used in domestic settings where the property is rented or leased.
Despite this fact that the procedure is carried out on literally millions of electrical appliances every year, for millions of customers, by hundreds of companies, the industry is still currently unregulated, and until “PATTA” came along, un-represented.
The closest the PAT testing industry comes to a regulation is the guidance document; The Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment issued by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
There are regulatory bodies for the electrical industry as a whole but these mainly cater for electricians, and joining for PAT alone can be expensive and invaluable.
This association represents its members and the industry when it needs to be represented, including for example on the panel that writes the Code of Practice (since 2018).
You can become a part of the association and help us to continue to be able to represent our members by paying a small annual subscription in exchange for some exclusive member discounts; all you need to do is join up here.
The companies you are seeing on this page are members of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association; companies based in the United Kingdom that are already supporting us through a membership.
Each of these companies applied to become a member; we are an association for the trade rather than a regulator, so we do not regulate our members however we do ask for background information on our members such as what training they have done, and if they have appropriate insurance to trade. They are also expected to operate at all times in keeping with our Working Standards. If you have any feedback on a member, whether good or bad, or have an issue with a member you need help with get in touch.
Each of these companies is paying an annual subscription which is used to help grow the association and to cover the costs of representing the members. Travelling to meetings, usually in London, can be expensive, and whilst those who attend don’t claim much back we believe that they should not be out of pocket by doing so, although they usually are because what we make doesn’t cover all costs.
PATTA is ran by 2 founding directors who started up all the way back in 2012, although we have only formally been a trade association since 2012; and a steering group made up of volunteers from the membership who have applied to help steer the association. Any member can apply to join the steering group; it is not an elected committee. If you feel you have something to offer, and can commit to attending at least 2 meetings per year at your own expense (which could be anywhere in the country), and are prepared to give up some of your own time to help others, then we would love to hear from you. Simply get in touch, sending an email to us explaining what you can offer and we will discuss it between us, before replying.
As mentioned above, PATTA is managed by volunteers, and they when they have time write articles and produce videos to try to help and guide our members. Some of our latest posts are referenced below.
Class 2 (Functional Earth) – also referred to as Class 2FE If you’ve just started to read the new Code of Practice from the IET, you might have noticed a slight change in [...]
Scope of the New Code of Practice – What Exactly Should We Be Able to Test? Guidance Note 03/2020 Guidance Note for PATTA Members, Duty Holders and the Public What Exactly [...]
The new Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – 5th Edition (2020).
The new Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – 5th Edition (2020). You might have heard that there is a new Code of Practice (CoP) from [...]