Portable Appliance Testing

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What is a PAT Test?

Portable Appliance Testing  (PAT) is a legal requirement for all UK landlords and businesses and involves routine safety checks on electrical appliances which are used by tenants or employees.

The Health & Safety Act regulates that all “portable” electrical equipment, such as kettles, microwaves and computers, must be deemed safe for use and checked for wear and tear to avoid cause of injury to people using them.

The guidelines are created to guarantee that electrical equipment is kept protected and is preserved through periodic maintenance and inspection.  It is of high importance that employers and landlords follow the legal requirements to help reduce risk of injury and avoid liability.

An ‘EPC For You’ assessor looks at all sorts of things that will affect the energy rating of a property including heating, lighting, how energy is kept in the property, the construction of the property itself and its dimensions. Energy savers or users such as loft insulation, water heaters including hot water tanks and domestic boilers, radiators, and windows are all things that will need to be assessed when producing an accurate energy survey.

The EPC survey is based entirely on observation unlike a building survey, which may involve invasive procedures.  The time taken for an EPC survey depends on the size of the property and whether it is domestic or commercial, but ‘EPC For You’ can give you an estimate of how long an energy survey will take once an appointment is booked.

‘EPC For You’ will arrange for a friendly and professional energy assessor to conduct the assessment and he/she will need access to every room in the property. As lighting also uses up energy and produces heat it is important in producing an assessment, and the number and type of fixed lighting will be noted. Any handbooks for a particular model of boiler for the property may also be helpful to the energy assessor, although they are not essential. Any room thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves fitted as well as any other form of heating that may not be part of a central heating system will also be relevant for the energy survey, for example, in domestic properties this could include open fires.

So as to ensure accuracy, photographs of various parts of the property as well as outside the property may be required – this will help your assessor if they need to consider whether to override certain assumptions in relation to insulation values that the property would normally have, even though your property may benefit from a more recent improvement. The assessor will also take measurements of the property and note any constructional changes.

Having taken all of these observations, the ‘EPC For You’ energy assessor places all of his/her data into a government-approved software program in order to produce an energy efficiency calculation. Based on this information, the EPC will show how good or bad your property’s energy efficiency is. It rates your property’s energy efficiency from A to G, with A as ‘Very Efficient’ and G as ‘Very Inefficient’. The energy survey can also make recommendations for potential improvements. The EPC is valid for 10 years and will be unique to the property address. If you need further advice on it, ‘EPC For You’ can talk you through the scores and recommendation.

Accredited & Expert PAT Assessors

Our PAT Assessors are accredited experts and certified to pass or fail electrical appliances in accordance with aforementioned Health & Safety regulations. They use specialist PAT testing equipment which includes checking earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance checks. They will also label each appliance with a tag showing the testing date and a pass or fail result.


We recommend that you always use competent experts in conducting any PAT testing and that they have received adequate training.

  • For Landlords
  • For Businesses
  • Legal Requirement

JP Mackie Pharmacy – Review

Excellent Prompt Service

JP Mackie Pharmacy – 27th May 2021

Anonymous – Review

Excellent customer service. My request was met with promptly and without delay and the inspection carried out without delay. Very pleased.

Anonymous – 24th May 2021

RJI – Review

Fair price; Efficient and communicative surveyor. A more personalised communication would be nice.

RJI – 22nd May 2021

Anonymous – Review

Very thorough & efficient. I’ll certainly recommend to anyone who wants a survey conducting in the future.

Anonymous – 21st May 2021

Jenni Little – Review

Very efficient service. We got an appointment within two days and the report very swiftly thereafter. A pleasant man did the survey in a professional manner. Was surprised by the speed and ease of this service

Jenni Little – 21st May 2021

Tom Muir – Review

After a short call and informed of service and price, I got an appointment for the next day. The assessment went well and everything was explained to me in a pleasant professional manner. I received the certificate next day and sent it off. Happy to highly recommend the service.

Tom Muir – 29th Apr 2021

Neil – Review

EPC was arranged and done in less than 1 week and certificate issued next day. Price was as cheap as I could find also.

Neil – 29th Apr 2021

Anonymous – Review

Excellent smooth service no issues at all

Anonymous – 21st Apr 2021

Philip Sanford – Review

A fantastic first rate service. I tried a number of providers before engaging EPCFORYOU, all of whom either offered inconvenient appointments, failed to respond to inquiries or were above market rate. EPCFORYOU were responsive, price competitive and offered a fast and professional service. I would highly recommend.

Philip Sanford – 20th Apr 2021

Anonymous – Review

Very fast and reliable.?

Anonymous – 20th Apr 2021

Anonymous – Review

Timely service. Excellent price.

Anonymous – 9th Apr 2021

Anonymous – Review

I got an appointment very quickly, which was attended by a very friendly, helpful and efficient member of staff. The report was complete the next day. Thank you!

Anonymous – 9th Apr 2021

Toby M – Review

EPC for you was extremely helpful in getting my EPC done at short notice. They attended the property the next day and my EPC was with me shortly after. I also contacted the surveyor directly to ask some questions about my report and he was extremely helpful. Would definitely use again.

Toby M – 9th Apr 2021

Anonymous – Review

Fast and efficient

Anonymous – 30th Mar 2021

Anonymous – Review

Fast, easy friendly service

Anonymous – 29th Mar 2021

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