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Portable Appliance Testing is a routine examination of your electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.​

The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is:

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974:

Places, a duty of care both upon employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self-employed

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state: 

“every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work.
(b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 state: 

“Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided”

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998:

cover most risks that can result from using work equipment, it should be noted that this includes but is not solely Electrical equipment. With respect to risks from electricity, compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 is likely to achieve compliance with PUWER regulations 5-9, 19 & 22.

PUWER only applies to work equipment used by workers at work. This includes all work equipment (fixed, portable, or transportable) connected to a source of electrical energy. PUWER does not apply to the fixed installations of the building, the safety of these is specifically dealt with in the Electricity at Work Regulations.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state:
“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger”
“System means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or maybe electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment”
“Electrical equipment includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy”

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994:

requires, that all mains electrical equipment new or second-hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe.

Nextwave provides a professional, easy-to-use, and efficient service supplying PAT testing services to domestic & Commercial clients. We provide domestic and commercial PAT in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire. The services we provide are may be required by business owners to comply with Health & Safety legislation and by landlords or homeowners to comply with housing regulations.





Our primary objective is to keep the process of PAT services as simple as possible. We understand that time is money when it comes to business. We conduct our PAT on all of your required appliances, tools and IT equipment to ensure safe operation and compliance with H&S regulations. 




  • We are fully trained and competent in carrying out PAT and inspection of appliances.

  • We hold full Public liability insurance for every service we provide.

  • Extremely competitive prices

  • Professional and reliable service

  • We are test assured by PASS a leading PAT association

  • Fast turnaround time

  • Local knowledge and presence

  • Full reporting of PAT 

Your items appliances will either be a PASS or FAIL. If your item passes we will label it with a green “PASSED” Label which includes PAT details. If your appliance FAILS we will label this with a RED “FAILED” label. We will inform you that this item should be removed from use. We will remove your fuse and urge you to replace this item or repair it until a time it becomes safe for use, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE APPLIANCE FOR YOUR SAFETY. 


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