Don’t Let Your Invoice Give You A Shock

We want to eliminate shocks not only from electrical items – but also when you receive your PAT Testing invoice !

It is very important to be realistic about the amount of items you have that need checking.


Do not forget :

  • Extension Leads
  • IEC (Kettle) leads are tested separately to the device
  • Spare equipment
  • Supplementary devices
  • Those items hidden in cupboards etc

Often we get (for example) a call to test a computer, with customers thinking it is a computer and a monitor to test but in reality, more often than not it is :

  • Computer
  • Monitor
  • IEC Lead for Computer
  • IEC Lead for Monitor
  • Extension lead
  • Powered Speakers
  • Fig 8 Lead for Printer
  • Printer

You get the idea – 2 items is actually 8 items, multiply this by a large office of workstations and you can see how often the amount of items tested can be more than expected.


We do recommend doing a little housework before we arrive to test to get rid of any items you no longer use and maybe have a quick count, so you have a rough idea.

If you do have a strict budget, do let us know, but it is up to YOU to decide what items to test and what not too (or take out of service).