Portable Appliance Testing

We use Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to ensure that your electrical equipment is safe, reliable and able to meet all health and safety regulations.

As part of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers must regularly check and maintain electrical equipment so as to prevent danger to any customers, visitors or employees. These checks and tests must be carried out on all portable electrical equipment every five years. If you don’t know understand or adhere to these guidelines, it can be a headache, a safety risk and a liability risk to your business as well. So much so that it can lead to serious fines.

Working throughout Surrey, London and Kent, our certified PAT testers will professionally and accurately carry out these checks for you at your convenience and for a very reasonable price.

These checks utilise a variety of methods to ensure the safety of the product, including:

  • Formal visual inspection for obvious faults, damage and frays
  • Plug opening and wiring check
  • Earth continuity
  • Insulation resistance
  • Polarity of wiring
  • General assessment of fire risks related to equipment in the property

The exact PAT testing method depends on the class of device, which is defined by the way the item is wired and how much voltage it uses. Our certified PAT tester will quickly identify the classes of equipment you are using and carry out a detailed range of tests before classing the product as a pass or fail and labelling it accordingly.

This style of testing is ideal for small businesses, offices, schools, nursing homes, factories, construction sites, hotels and many other retail and commercial environments. Incredibly straightforward and simple, our PAT testing service ensures that every item is clearly labeled as either safe or dangerous and informs employees and employers of the next required testing date so that there can be no confusion.

Based in Greater London, we provide commercial and industrial customers from across Surrey, London and the South East with expert PAT testing at unbeatable prices. Our work regularly takes us to Guildford, Woking, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Orpington, Bromley, Reading, Bracknell, Leatherhead, Crawley, Slough and London.

Whatever your commercial PAT testing needs, speak to the experts at Unique Support Services; contact us today and we can arrange a no obligation quotation with one of our friendly team.

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  • Unique Support Services have carried out window cleaning work for me for over seven years on two of our university campuses. This has included annual complete site cleans and agreed schedules ahead of recruitment days and other key events.

    Unique Support Services have always worked to a high professional standard, with flexibility, providing complete RAMS and procedures to manage our portfolio of buildings which includes anything from a listed Manor House to a ten storey tower block.

    David – University Site Manager – UK
  • I have used Unique Support Services for many years now at a significant number of premises ranging from Universities, Colleges, Councils, very large Retail Premises and private dwellings.

    Paul Vincent, the proprietor, has consistently provided the highest quality of service on a competitive basis.

    To date, Unique have always been able to devise innovative solutions to problems other contractors have shied away from.

    Unique are one of the very few support service companies who actually deliver what they say they will at the price quoted.

    I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Tim – Head of FM – London Borough Council
  • It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Paul and the team. I have used Unique Support Services for many years at the university and their attention to detail, professionalism and flexibility makes it easy for me to choose them to fulfill our cleaning needs.

    I am highly satisfied with their work and have used them for window cleaning, night cleaning, the cleaning of student accommodation blocks and deep cleans etc. as and when required and often at short notice.

    Paul and his team are reliable, courteous and always deliver impeccable, high standard service. I highly recommend Unique Support Services to anyone who needs the best in business.

    Chris – Services Manager – University Campus
  • “As the owner of multiple restaurants, all of our daily restaurant, equipment and kitchen cleaning is done by a company called Unique Support Services (USS). I have got to know the owner Paul Vincent pretty well and USS are superb for us, cost effective and nothing is ever too much trouble (including call outs). I have watched Paul build a sizeable business and a number of 5* central London hotels use his teams and have done so for a long time. If you are moving your support arrangements I would whole heartedly commend USS to you.”

    Andrew – Restaurant Owner – Central London


We’re proud holders of the SafeContractor accreditation, reassuring you of our commitment to excellence and health & safety standards.

Federation of Window Cleaners

As full members of the National Federation of Window Cleaners, you can rest assured in our delivery of a superb commercial cleaning service.

British Cleaning Approved

To give you that little extra bit of peace of mind, we are also holders of the industry recognised British Cleaning Certificate Award (BCCA).