Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) can be added to a Stroma Certification membership at no additional fee.

Provide a vital service to your customers in testing and checking the safety of their electrical appliances and equipment. Stand out from the crowd with membership of a recognised industry certification scheme. Get certified to carry out PAT as part of our unique offer on electrical certification. PAT is available alongside our electrical certification when electricians join for only £255 (+VAT).

PAT Certification only £255 +VAT
Add Part P/Domestic, Commercial, EICRs and Third Party for no extra fee

Why extend your scope to include PAT?

Including PAT with your electrical membership can help to differentiate your business from other electricians. As a certified PAT Tester, you offer increased credibility to customers and businesses when they are hiring a PAT service. Choose Stroma Certification and have your experience backed by a leading installer certification body.

We also offer discounted calibration and repair services via the Stroma Store for electrical testing equipment. Ensure the safety and accuracy of your tools with full traceability to National Standards and BS EN ISO 10012.

Why is it important to be a certified to carry out PAT?

Certified PAT Testers ensure that electrical equipment is in a safe condition to use. This includes portable appliances which are defined as those connected to a fixed installation (via a flexible cable or plug socket). Some examples of portable appliances include kettles, cookers, photocopiers, vending machines, laptops, printers, storage heaters and more.

Making an application for PAT Certification

You can apply for PAT Certification through our simple online form, or speak to our friendly installer team. You can also download our member’s pack which includes information on PAT, as well as our Part P/Domestic, Commercial, EICRs and Third Party Verifier schemes.

Apply now using our simple online form

Speak to our friendly customer team on 01977 665 420 (ext.622)

Complete our customer callback form and we will call you to discuss your application

We will also need to see copies of relevant documents, qualifications and insurance cover.

PAT Assessments

Electricians can include PAT with their Competent Person Scheme (CPS) certification for electrical work by providing copies of City and Guilds qualifications. Many candidates take City and Guilds 2377-32 (Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment) and City and Guilds 2377-22 (In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment) to deliver a PAT service and manage PAT Certification requirements for a business.

To become certified for PAT, you must have undergone the assessment process for our Part P (Domestic) scheme:

  • An office assessment
  • Technical questions
  • An on-site assessment

The office assessment is a desk based check on qualifications, policies and procedures, including:

  • Qualifications
  • Insurance and calibration certificates
  • Commissioning records
  • Complaints procedure and logs
  • Health & Safety policies and risk assessments

Certification Scheme Information

Stroma Certification's Installer & GDAO Certification scheme documents are made available to the public, applicants and certified Organisations through a downloadable members pack that contains documents including the following:

  • Installer Application Form
    • To be completed for those Organisations requiring certification or alternatively the online application can be completed.
  • Scheme Handbook
    • Documents the certification scheme processes for granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of certification.
  • Impartiality Policy
    • Documents Stroma Certification's commitment to ensuring impartiality in all aspects of our certification and business activities. Further information is also available on the Consumer Advice page.
  • Complaints & Appeals Policy
    • Documents how a complaint or appeal can be notified to Stroma Certification and how it will be dealt with. Further information is also available on the Consumer Advice page.
  • Support Policy
    • Documents the means by which Stroma Certification can be contacted concerning Installer & GDAO certification and other business related activities.
  • ID Photograph Requirements
    • Documents the format and structure needed for photos to be used to produce the applicable certification ID card.
  • Privacy Policy
    • Documents Stroma’s commitment and procedures for ensuring that the personal data collected and used in our certification and business activities is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. Further information is also available on the Data Protection page.

If you are unclear on any aspect of the certification process please contact Stroma Certification by emailing info@stroma.com or telephone 01977 665 420.

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