About Us

Worksafepat is a family run business which has been trading for over 20 years, becoming a 'Limited Company' in 2010. We started out primarily as a PAT Testing Company but have expanded to offer additional services such as Consultancy, Training and Equipment Sales.

Our Company Director Simon Rees (TMIET) studied electronic engineering and gained 10 years experience at SONY Manufacturing where his duties included fault finding to component level and production 'Flash' testing of equipment. Worksafepat began trading in 1993 becoming a Limited Company in 2010 and were recognised as industry specialists by the Essex based Association for Professional Appliance Testing in 2011 when we were asked to provide Consultancy services, which we were happy to provide voluntarily, in a bid to help raise standards within the field of in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment which is almost always incorrectly referred to as 'Pat Testing' or 'Portable Appliance Testing'. We use the term 'PAT' as 'Professional Appliance Testing ' when we describe the process throughout the website for simplicity.

PAT Testing

The core of our business is in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT Testing). All inspection and testing is carried out in accordance with the latest Code of Practice issued by The IET and latest HSE Guidance.
 We are proud to have built an impressive relationship with our Clients some of which we have had the priviledge to serve for over 20 years.
We now have a dedicated route for all enquiries for 'PAT Testing' which, as from 2023 been assigned to WORKSAFEPAT Testing Services Ltd this is to ensure our Clients continue to recieve the same fast, friendly service that they have become accustomed to and to welcome new business.
All enquiries can still be routed through this website. WORKSAFEPAT are well known nationally as a reputable brand that continue to help raise standards within the 'PAT' Testing industry.  We have had the priviledge of working with organisations such as The Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards, Trade Associations, met with Members of Parliament in London and the Welsh Assembly (Senedd) to address the rise of substandard, counterfeit and dangerous electrical equipment which we find on almost every new site. We will always provide and promote Professional Inspection and Testing and issue warnings against using some third party PAT Testing Companies that offer little more than a label, carrying out unrealistic item counts per hour/day and who are potentially standing in the way of the Duty Holder in carrying out their responsibilites such as those laid out in Sec. 4 of The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
We provide FULLY itemised and detailed results for your maintenance logs, accreditation bodies and your insurance purposes-not just a PASS/FAIL or a box tick.

Raising Standards

In 2011 we were approached by The Association for Professional Appliance Testing to join their volunteer committee as Industry Specialists to offer assistance in their Campaign to raise standards within the 'PAT Testing' industry. Our Company Director and one other later took on the Volunteer roles of Executive Directors and met with the Chief Policy Lead of the Health and Safety Executive to answer a 'call for evidence' for the Lofstedt Report and the continued need of on-going inspecting and testing (Pat Testing) where a 'risk based' approach was recommended and accepted by the HSE. He later went on to work on HSE Guidance INDG236, (after which the title no longer included 'Offices' and other Low Risk Environments as from our experience, no Office could be deemed low risk until a risk assessment had been carried out)  HSG107 and IET Codes of Practice promoting competence, sufficient training and diligence when using third party services. 

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PAT Testing Training

In 2014, following the release of updated Health and Safety Guidance Notes HSG107 'Maintaining Portable Electrical Equipment' - INDG236 Maintaining Portable Equipment in Low Risk Environments and another updated Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment Worksafepat decided to include Duty Holder training in addition to PAT Testing to help promote Health and Safety in accordance with best practice due to a lack of regulation both in Pat testing and training.

Due to  excellent evaluation feedback from our bespoke  pat testing training courses we decided to apply for CPD Accreditation and promote the WORKSAFEPAT brand which has become very familiar within both the Private and Corporate sectors. WORKSAFEPAT Ltd is proud to be able to offer training from just one candidate to complete maintenance departments with an impressive Client base ranging from Sole Traders, Caretakers, Residential Homes and Schools, Colleges and Cathedrals to Local Government, Ministry of Defence, NIIT, Conduent, Airbus and globally recognised Corporations.
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Equipment Sales

To compliment our WORKSAFEPAT training Courses we also provide Pat Testing instruments and accessories. In 2022 we decided to expand this to include most types of electrical test equipment and accessories.