PAT Testing In Sussex & Surrey

We can carry out Portable Appliance Testing services across Sussex including, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Brighton & Hove, Redhill, Horsham and the surrounding areas. At the end of each PAT safety inspection, you will receive a PAT certificate which confirms that you have fulfilled the required portable appliance testing for your business.

Looking for a quick and reliable professional PAT Testing service in Sussex or Surrey? Stone’s Electrical Solutions Is Here To Help.

What Is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing or PAT, is the term used to describe the professional examination and testing of electrical appliances and equipment, to ascertain that it is safe for use. When we PAT test items we are looking to ensure that appliances are safe to use, and that they are able to take the maximum load that they are designed for. If not, they could cause a fire hazard or pose an electrical risk to anybody using them.

The P for ‘portable’ in the acronym PAT holds some clues as to what equipment can be covered by a PAT test. Portable Appliance Testing only applies to electrical equipment that is moved around – for example, a kettle, computers, laptops, extension leads and so on. For electrical installations that are permanently wired into the building (like ovens), you will need to have Fixed Appliance Testing carried out.

Is PAT Testing a legal requirement?

The Electricity at Work Regulations Act of 1989 requires that all electrical equipment with the potential to cause harm must be maintained in a safe condition. However, these regulations do not actually specify how the maintenance must be performed, how often, or by whom. PAT testing is one such way that you can easily ensure your electrical equipment is completely safe to use. Although PAT testing specifically isn’t technically a legal requirement, you are likely to find that is a widely used health and safety requirement.

How Often Should PAT Testing be done?

How frequently items should be PAT tested depends on the nature and age of the equipment as well as the environment in which it is used. Higher-risk electrical items that are in constant use should be PAT tested as a safety check more regularly than everyday items like lamps. As a general rule of thumb industrial sites should have equipment PAT tested every 3 months, commercial kitchens every 6 months, and offices every year. If you are unsure whether your electrical equipment is due to be safety checked, you can always give us a call with any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

Areas We Service

We serve domestic households and commercial businesses across the Sussex and Surrey area with surroundings towns including:


Crawley Down, Turners Hill, East Grinstead & more

Haywards Heath

Burgess Hill, Lindfield, Hassocks & more


Billingshurst, Henfield, Southwater & more


Gatwick, Horley, Reigate, Dorking & more

Why Choose Us

We are proud to offer our customers a professional and reliable service across Sussex and Surrey, find out more about what we offer our customers:

No obligation quote

Fully insured

No call-out fee

Premium customer service

Proud members of NICEIC

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