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Sunderland Pat Testing

We  are  a  company  based in Sunderland  specializing  in Portable Appliance testing ( Pat Testing ). In 2006 I returned to college to train & study & achieved the following certificates. 

City & Guilds 2377-11
Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance

City & Guilds   2377-12
Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment

Health & Safety Test

Panduit Network Infrastructure Essentials
Data cabling

Since leaving college I have worked for a local company gaining experience of pat testing a wide range of appliances within offices, factories, shops, public houses and clubs testing a wide range of appliances. I then set up Sunderland Pat Testing.

What is Pat Testing

It is a method where portable appliances are given a formal visual inspection. Cables are checked to make sure there is no cuts or abrasions that allow the wires to be seen or touched, plugs are taken apart to check that the correct fuse has been installed and to make  sure  that the wires are secured properly. After these have been checked it is then attached to a pat testing machine,  this  checks that  the Earth continuity, Insulation resistance and Polarity are all within the tolerances laid down in the IEE (Institute of electrical engineers). Code of practice. If the appliances do not fall within the tolerances laid down then they are recorded as a fail & taken out of use immediately.

The Law

The code of practice which we use as a guide has been prepared by the IEE. With a view to determining the type of  inspections & the  necessary tests are carried out to ensure that the electrical equipment is maintained properly so as to PREVENT danger to the user. 

The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is.

Health  & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998kl

What is Required of you

All items to be tested must be easily accessible i.e. fridges, freezers, dish washers, tumble dryers & washing machines must be pulled out so the rear of the appliance & the cable & plug can be inspected & connected to the machine & tested.


For a free consultation and prices, use the details on our contact page.



If travelling outside the local area is required, a charge may be added for expense’s.






The above prices include,

Free fuse check + Replacement if needed
Free plug Replacement if needed (BS 1363)
Free Retermination of plug if needed
A full list of results supplied on paper or a CD.
Barcode, I.D, PASS, FAIL, & Microwave leakage levels.

For free advice, consultation, & quotation please use our Contact Page.

No job too small

We specialise in small business’s, one’s that  large firms tend not to be interested in, ie those that only have a small number of items to be tested. No job to small, to receive a free quotation & consultation please get in touch with us from our contact us page.

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