PAT Testing

PAT Testing

Chapmans Electrical are your local experts for all aspects of electrical testing and inspection, including PAT testing, serving businesses and organisations across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

The law imposes a requirement upon all business owners, landlords and organisations to ensure that all portable electrical appliances used are regularly inspected and tested to ensure they are safe for use by both employees and the public. Portable appliance testing, PAT testing, is the industry standard way to comply with this obligation.

Portable Appliances can be said to be anything with a plug. Portable appliance testing or PAT Testing is a process where portable electrical appliances are routinely inspected and tested. The portable appliances are then labelled with a identification code and records are kept showing when they were last tested, whether they passed and when they should be tested next. This is generally referred to as SEAWARD recording or SEAWARD labelling. A SEAWARD test report may be required by your insurance company.

Chapmans Electrical was established as a family business in 1925 and remains a family run company to this day. Our core values of honesty and integrity combined with quality service remain unchanged 90 years later.

Based in Cradley Heath in the heart of the Black Country, near Birmingham in the West Midlands our PAT testing service extends not only to neighbouring areas like Halesowen, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich but also to most of the Birmingham and West Midland region. We cover Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Stoke and beyond. It’s not possible to list them all here so please call if you are in any doubt and we’ll be glad to help.

Typical portable appliance, PAT testing involves various inspections and electrical tests.

* Visual inspection for damage or faults
* Earth resistance test
* Earth continuity test
* Insulation resistance test
* Polarity check
* Trip current/time testing for RCDs/ELCBs
* Recording and labelling
* Scheduling the next test

All of our work is fully guaranteed and insured and all our engineers are fully qualified and certified, properly trained, safe, courteous and even CRB checked for your peace of mind. Chapmans is NIC EIC approved and an active member of the ECA.

Call on the professionals for all your PAT testing needs and arrange for a Chapmans engineer to come to you.

What our Customers have to say:


Thank you Brian for the excellent repair that you carried out today. You explained very concisely what you were going to do before carrying out the repair, thank you very much. We certainly will be using Chapmans in the future.

Date: 2015-05-27 14:48:42

Name: Alan Jones