How long does it take?
The time it takes to perform a PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) test can vary depending on the number of appliances to be tested, the complexity of the equipment, and the testing procedures used. Generally, the testing time per appliance ranges from a few minutes to around 20 minutes.

For simple appliances such as a kettle or a toaster, the testing time may only take a few minutes, while more complex appliances such as a computer or a printer may take longer to test. Additionally, the testing time may also depend on the type of test to be performed. For example, a visual inspection test may take less time than an electrical test.

At ATD Testing, we can provide an estimate based on the number and type of appliances that need to be tested.

How much does it cost?
At ATD Testing we can quote you for the number of items, per property or on a contracted basis.

Our standard rates can be viewed HERE

It is important to note that the cost of PAT testing is not the only factor to consider when choosing a testing service provider. It is crucial to ensure that the provider is qualified and competent to perform the testing and that they follow the necessary safety regulations and standards.

Do you record when and what is tested?
Yes, we keep an inventory of all items tested and the results. This allows us to provide more detail in future testing as well as a timeline demonstrating your commitment to the safe use of your appliances.


This also allows us to contact you at the scheduled time for retesting, this time frame depends on the type of appliance and your individual requirements.


Do you charge for minor repairs, fuses, or plug changes?
No, at ATD Testing we believe in doing what we can to both maintain safety and minimize disruption. This means replacing damaged or incorrect plugs and fuses, and free repairs for damaged cords.


Where do you cover?
ATD Testing covers all the county of Cornwall. We are based near St Ives, where the use of motorcycle transport allows easy access to all properties and negates the eternal problems of property access and parking costs.

Do you wear outdoor shoes?
No, we shall either wear shoe covers or indoor-only shoes to protect floors and carpets, and prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from being tracked into the home, which can damage floors and carpets over time.
In addition to this, we always wear gloves to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria and to keep appliances and properties as we find them.

When can you come to our property?
If you have guests, are open to the public or other restrictions. We can work with you to attend at a time and day that minimizes disruption to you. All testing is undertaken by booking, and an estimate of how long and how much access is required will be given to you upon booking.