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Why PAT test?

There are Three main reasons to have PAT tests carried out. To keep safeTo keep legalTo keep your insurance valid
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What areas do you cover?

thepat|man is based in Derby but works from the Smart car. All pat testing is carried out at your place, wherever that is. My prices are valid if you are within 30 miles of my...
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What exactly do you do?

Visual inspection The process of pat testing is quite straightforward.Firstly there is the visual inspection. Basically if it looks broken or worn out, it is! The vast majority of items that fail do so during...
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Legal Requirements

The main laws relevant to electrical safety are; the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974

puts the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee to ensure the safety of all persons at work. This includes the self employed.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

states: “Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of: (a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst at work, and (b) the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking.”

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

states “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.” The PUWER 1998 covers most risks that can result from using work equipment. With respect to risks from electricity, compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 is likely to achieve compliance with the PUWER 1998. PUWER 1998 applies to work equipment used by workers at work. This includes all work equipment (fixed, transportable or portable) connected to a source of electrical energy. PUWER does not apply to fixed installations in a building. The electrical safety of these installations is dealt with only by the Electricity at Work Regulations.

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

states: “All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.” “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.” “‘System’ means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be, electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment” “‘Electrical Equipment’ includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy.”

Fairy Lights

thepat|man in association with Nottighamshire Fire and Rescue service’s community safety team offer the public free Christmas Fairy Light safety inspections and tests. After this... Read More "Fairy Lights"

Electric Blankets

thepat|man in association with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service’s community safety team offered the public free Electric Blanket safety inspections and tests. Read More "Electric Blankets"



Dear Rob Sara here from Discomania, you came to see me today and PAT tested my equipment. I would like to thank you, you worked quickly and efficiently, even with all my chatting and questions!!! And you taught me a lot about how to look after my equipment better. I would definately reccommend your service to other businesses. Many thanks

Sara L Payne

The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

Dear Rob Just a quick note to let you know how pleased I was with the PAT testing service that you offer. You were very unobtrusive and did not stop the smooth running of our office whilst you were here. I will certainly recommend you to my friends who run their own businesses . I particularly like the fact that you write to me annually to remind me when next years test is due.

Lynne Archer

Delner Couplers

To Whom it may Concern The [ pat man ] recently carried out PAT testing on our electrical equipment. They arrived promptly and conducted checks on 44 pieces of electrical equipment with no disruption to the office or workshop operations. Each item was clearly labelled and included on their detailed reports, which arrived promptly by mail the following day with a test certificate. We found the above named company friendly, professional and reliable and have no hesitation in reccomending their services. Kind Regards

Andrew Barling


I used “The Pat Man” for the first time in January 2008 & found him to be punctual, competitively priced & he carried out the work required with the minimum of disruption to our business. He provided all the test information promptly & well presented for reference. I wouuld not hesitate to contact him in the future or recommend him to others looking for a similar

Madeline Oldham

Langley Mill Contract Flooring

Dear Rob Thank you for your advice and helpful attitude and for conducting the testing efficiently and with the minimum of disruption. Yours sincerely

Craig Bingham

1st Call Environmental

Further to your visit to our premises… We would like to thank you for the efficient manner in which you carried out our pat testing,without causing any disruption to the day to day running of our business. You carried out the work in a friendly and thorough manner and we would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.

David Dolphin

Hawkins & Shepherd

Dear Rob Thank you for your correspondence enclosing our Certificate and invoice for testing carried out. The information file and asset list accompanying it was well laid out and easy to understand. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the efficient and courteous way you carried out the testing with minimal if any disruption to our workshop. …[we] look forward to doing business with you in the future. Yours Truly

Erica Keeling

Dance Music DJs

Hi, I meant to drop you a line thanking you for the pat work done on my DJ gear so you can use it in your testimonials. ” A quick and efficient service which ensured I can carry out DJ services for my clients in the knowledge it is safe to do so” Regards

Darren Pyefinch

Carlo the Clown

Dear Rob Thanks again for your fast and efficient service. As an entertainer many of my bookers now insist on a PAT test certificate and it is reassuring to know that all my P.A. equipment is safe to use anywhere. Once more many thanks. See you next year!

Cliff Carlton
Carlo the Clown

Lifestyle Accounting (2nd visit)

Hi Rob, good to see you the other day. Once again your trouble free approach set our mind at rest and all done so quickly as well – ½ a day for all our bits and pieces. The detailed asset list is great for reference and saves us time looking for model and serial numbers. Rest assured we will always mention your name when asked ‘who does your appliance testing’. Till next time all the best

Dave & Louise


Having used ‘thepat|man’ alias Rob for several years we are delighted to share our experiences of his service with others. Rob is always punctual and efficient and provides a friendly professional undisruptive service. We have no hesitations in recommending thepat|man to you for all your electrical appliance inspections and tests.

Wendy Taylor

TTC Group

Hi Rob Testimonial from one of the Managers who attended the event:-   “The PAT tester was very efficient, carried out his task discretely and with no fuss. A job well done.” Thanks

Nicola Rees

I called Rob for the first time, needing a job done at short notice. He managed to fit me in when I wanted. He was punctual, discreet (which was great as I was working), and very professional. Will recommend and book again. Kind regards

Tim Flint