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:


The reason that I contacted Chapmans was to ascertain whether, or not, a specific product was in stock. Having already discovered a number of outlets that had it ready for dispatch, I was looking for the best deal. There were lower prices to be found elsewhere, but the best 'deal' included more than simply monetary value. The service that Lisa gives. is what provided the added value that gave me the motivation to place an order and wait for the "not in stock" item to come into stock. A family run firm will always have a vested interest in keeping customers happy, but I feel that the personal attention to detail which made me feel special, is more of a mission statement than a process of procurement of profit. Well done Lisa, well done Chapmans. Contented customers are repetitive customers. I salute you.

Date: 2015-03-10 18:40:18

Name: Glyn Russell