Portable Appliance Test (PAT)

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What You'll get

An electrical appliances inspection, otherwise known as a portable appliance test (PAT), is Serviceteam’s detailed electrical inspection into the safe workings of your electrical appliances. As opposed to our Electrical Installation Condition Report which tests the fixed installation (e.g.. wiring circuits, switches, sockets, light fittings and circuit boards) our PAT inspection checks all appliances you connect to the electrical supply (e.g. refrigerators, electric cookers, kettles, toasters etc ).

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What it'll cost

PAT - £80 + VAT for up to 20 appliances per property
Add £4 + VAT for each additional appliance
Add Smoke or CO alarm - £35 + Vat

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An electrical appliances inspection, otherwise known as a portable appliance test (PAT), is Serviceteam’s detailed electrical inspection into the safe workings of your electrical appliances. As opposed to our Electrical Installation Condition Report which tests the fixed installation (e.g.. wiring circuits, switches, sockets, light fittings and circuit boards) our PAT inspection checks all appliances you connect to the electrical supply (e.g. refrigerators, electric cookers, kettles, toasters etc ).

Homeowners should consider testing their electrical appliances every two to four years depending on the appliance. Landlords should consider an appliance PAT test inspection on all supplied appliances (within the property) every two to four years, or at each change of occupancy, whichever is sooner.

Landlords - If you are letting a property, then you have a duty of care to ensure any appliances you have provided when letting your property are safe. As a home owner, a PAT test by a qualified Serviceteam engineer will give you peace of mind knowing your electrical appliance(s) meet with tough industry regulations.

You’ll receive

Serviceteam’s PAT certificate comprises a full safety inspection of all your electrical appliances.

If everything meets with industry regulations, our engineer will issue you with a PAT certificate, which you will receive electronically. Should your appliances be faulty, you will receive a full report detailing exactly what needs to be done to bring them up to current regulations and make them safe.

Whilst at your property our engineers can also install smoke and/or CO alarms to keep your property up to current fire regulations for a small additional fee.

Things not covered

Any repairs or replacements
The cost of re-inspecting any of the failures detailed on your PAT certificate

What will it cost?

We charge a fixed price of £80.00 + VAT for PAT testing. This allows up to 20 appliances per property, which covers most appliances. Add £4.00 + VAT for each additional appliance.

 For more information about PAT tests contact our office and speak to one of our electrical advisors.

FAQs

Q: How do you work out your charge?
A: We charge a fixed £80 + Vat for your PAT test. This allows for up to 10 appliances to be tested, which is usually enough.

Q: What if the engineer finds a fault during the checks?
A: Our engineer will provide you with a full report detailing exactly what needs to be done to bring them the appliances up to current regulations and make them safe as well as a quote if necessary.

Q: Will you ever charge me more than authorised?
A: We will never proceed with works without seeking authorisation from the bill payer.

Q: How do I pay?
A: In cash after your service is complete, or with a card over the phone.

Q: Whose responsibility is it to organise the parking?
A: We kindly ask that you arrange parking for us.

Q: In what areas do you work?
A: All SW, W, NW, TW, KT, HA and central London postcodes

Q: When are you going to arrive?
A: We will agree on an arrival slot with you, and our engineer will contact you when he’s on route.

Q: Will the engineer be Electrically qualified?
A: Your engineer will be full city and guilds qualified to safely work check and provide you with your PAT certificate.

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