Cost of Testing & Inspection of Portable Electrical Equipment - PAT
The time taken to carry out Inspection and Testing of Portable Electrical Appliances
- PAT - can be very variable as every test location is different and some appliances will be much easier to access
than others. As a result we have devised a scale of charges which we have found offers the best all
round value in relation to the number of electrical appliances that need to be tested.
We believe that we offer a quality service at a fair price, if the cost per test is set at a low price
then things may not be done correctly or extra charges are going to be made. It takes an average of about 6
minutes to carry out a proper test with a full visual inspection, opening up the plug top to check the fuse and
cable connections, setting up the test meter, carrying out the relevant tests, supplying and filling in the pass
label, affixing the label to the asset and recording the asset details in the meter. This is not
counting bring the item to the test location and returning it back following the test, any minor repairs that
may be required, for example the plug top may need to be refitted if the cable has slipped out of the cable grip.
In addition after we leave the site we then have to download the test data and produce the certificate and test
We don't add on an extra charge for minor repairs like fitting the correct size fuse, remaking the connections
to the plug top, shortening a flex to remove a damaged section. If we had a low cost per appliance we would not be
able to carry out these repairs without charging a labour fee. Please be aware when counting up your appliances
that detachable cables such as kettle leads, PC power leads, printer leads, etc are classed as an appliance in
their own right.
We include all the following in our per appliance charge :-
- Free mileage within 15 miles of our base in Oldham.
- Pass/fail labels on all appliances tested.
- Fuses replaced FREE OF CHARGE.
- Minor repairs carried out to plug top wiring FREE OF CHARGE.
- All repairs carried out are re-tested FREE OF CHARGE.
- PAT test certificate and test results in an electronic format and/or hard copy.
- Re-testing notification.
We have a minimum charge per site of £95.00
This covers our travelling costs of up to 15 miles from our base in Oldham and any parking charges we have
to pay. It also includes the inspection and testing of up to 20 appliances and the production of printed test
After we have tested the 20 appliances included in the minimum charge we then have a per appliance
charge as follows, with discounts based on quantities i.e. the more we test the cheaper per test.:-
Up to 100 additional units are charged at £3.00 per appliance.
Up to 300 additional units are charged at £2.75 per appliance.
Up to 500 additional units are charged at £2.50 per appliance.
Up to 1000 additional units are charged at £2.50 per appliance.
Over 1000 additional units are charged at £2.00 per appliance.
For very large sites with 500+ items that require testing we can work on an hourly or day rate charge. Please
contact us for details of these rates.
Supply and fit new plug top £3.00 - Up to 5 will be supplied and fitted free per site.
Supply and fit new flex - varies with cable size, colour and length. We will always provide a fixed price
quote before any work is carried out.
Testing of fixed appliances connected to switched fuse outlets. For example hand dryers in toilets. These also
require a valid inspection and test report to comply with the legislation. We can carry out the tests on these if
required at a cost of £15.00 each which reflects the extra work involved to carry out the work.
Mileage charge per mile over 15 miles from our base in Oldham - 45p per mile each way per day.
Labour charge for any repairs agreed following a failed PAT test - £40.00 per hour charged in 1/4 hour segments.
Re-test following the repair is carried out free of charge.
Please Note : All the above rates are based on our normal working hours - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday to Friday. We can arrange to test outside these hours but additional charges will apply.