P.A.T. Testing

From our base in Penryn we cover ALL of Cornwall including Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, Bodmin, Fowey, Looe, Bude, Launceston, Callington, Wadebridge, St Ives, The Lizard, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, Newlyn and Padstow to name a few.

We offer PAT testing and fire extinguisher supply and servicing in Cornwall to a diverse range of companies. Our clients include schools, restaurants, holiday lets, offices, retail shops, care homes, shopping centres, large manufacturing companies and HMO landlords as well as many others.

We offer our value added services at a time most convenient for your business and at a great price too.

All PAT test inspections are carried out by friendly professionals trained to the industry standard City & Guilds 2377 and all with extensive PAT testing experience. We use the latest PAT testing equipment so you can be sure you are getting the job done correctly the first time!

To test or not to test…that is the question!

Any type of business, the self-employed, holiday let owners and landlords have a duty of care to their employees, tenants and the general public, and must implement a PAT testing programme, based upon a risk assessment by the business duty holder, to ensure that any electrical work equipment is safe, maintained and suitable for purpose in the environment it is intended for. We can of course advise you based on our years of experience and the IET Code of Practice.

If a programme of PAT Testing is NOT put in place:

  • Your insurance cover maybe reduced or even invalid.
  • HSE can prosecute if an accident happens.
  • You may well be breaking the law.
  • Directors of companies can be held personally responsible if negligence is proven.
  • Employees and the public are being put at risk.

However, if a comprehensive PAT testing management system is implemented your business achieves:

Is it worth the risk? You should contact us today to discuss your PAT testing and fire extinguisher supply and servicing requirements in Cornwall!

The process of PAT Testing starts with a visual check of the item’s lead and then the appliance itself.

Image of the inside of a Plug

First we check that the plug meets current standards. If it does not we provide a replacement. If the plug is not moulded the cover is removed, fuse checked for correct rating and that it complies with BS 1362 (if it does not we replace it FREE of charge).

The wiring is then examined and checked that it is secure. Finally, before replacing the plug cover we check that the wiring sheath is securely held at the base of the plug. The lead to the appliance is then checked for obvious kinks and breaks.

The appliance is thoroughly looked over for cracks or exposed metal parts due to missing covers and that the lead is held securely to it.

Once the visual check is complete the appliance is electrically tested by the latest, calibrated equipment to pre-set current industry standards. The results of each test are then stored in the memory of the P.A.T. machine.


Image of a PAT Pass Label

When successful a PASS label is attached to the item showing its assigned asset number,when it was tested, next re-test date and who tested it.

If an item fails either on the electrical test or earlier on the visual check the item is labelled with a FAIL label showing the assigned asset number, test date, reason for failure and who tested it. The item is also made inoperable.


Image of a PAT Fail Label

Upon returning to Fire & PAT Testing Services Cornwall we download all the test results and produce a report detailing asset description, location, status pass/fail and test/re-test date. If requested we can provide the tests each item was put through and the test readings. This report is then sent to you and we keep a copy in case of loss or required if there are enquiries.

The Thing Family Disco continue to use Fire and PAT Testing Services Cornwall. The service offered is of a very high standard and they could not be more helpful. We will of course be using their services again in the future and could not recommend them highly enough. Many thanks for your continued support of our business. We can continue to offer quality service that is safe”.  Stuart Bowden – Small Business Owner.