Electrical safety testing and ESD testing

Electrical multimeter testerHere at USES & S LTD we specialise in electrical safety testing known as PAT testing. We are contractors for major aerospace companies in the UK, we are ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited, all of our engineers are CRB cleared and have a high security clearance. We provide a service you can rely on for all of your electrical testing needs.

We guarantee a high standard of quality testing, which is why customers come back time and time again for our services and always recommend our name to work colleagues.

We are able to provide all our customers with a number of testing services including:

  • Portable appliance testing
  • Bespoke electrical safety testing
  • ESD testing
  • Commercial premise electrical testing


What is PAT testing?

PAT testing, also known as 'Portable appliance testing', is an essential aspect of a company?s Health and Safety Policy to ensure that staff are not harmed by any electrical equipment within the business premises. PAT testing should be performed regularly to protect employees, customers and you against any accidents and liability within the workplace.

Why is PAT testing carried out?

PAT testing must be undertaken in order for companies to fully comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. Testing is required because during every day use, electrical appliance can become worn or damaged.

PAT testing is a legal requirement under the following legislation;

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW or HASAW)
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 ( MHSW)
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the workplace (Health, safety and welfare) Regulations 1992 (EAWR)
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 & 1998 (PUWER)

Damaged plugStages of PAT testing;

Simple Observation - We look at any portable appliance the customer will be using and make known any electrical safety issues we may believe it has.

Formal Visual Inspection ? We visually inspect the portable appliance and look for obvious defects such as frayed wires, cracked cables and broken plugs.

Combined Inspections and PAT testing ? Finally we use a PAT testing instrument which will electrically test the item for any electrical faults and automatically record the results.

After the electrical safety testing has been carried out we provide a certificate for each item tested. The certificates are professionally displayed in a folder for you to keep.

Guidance from the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggest intervals for inspection and testing, ranging from 3 months (for construction equipment) to 4 years (computers in offices).


UES&S Ltd have over 20 years of electrical and electronic experience.

If you need assistance with PAT Testing in the UK then look no further.

For any further information or for a free quote please email: ruth@surplus-electronics.co.uk, or call us on 01263 710054.

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