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Portable Appliance Testing.

Free Portable Appliance Testing

Community Action Isle of Wight is pleased to be able to offer free Portable Appliance Testing to the community and voluntary sector.

If you wish to use this service, please fill in a Volunteer PAT Booking Form and return it to

About this Service

  • This is a free service delivered by Community Action Isle of Wight.
  • Organisations using the service will reimburse the volunteer 45p per mile to cover the cost of travel and also reimburse any parking expenses. This will be payable to the volunteer on the day of testing.
  • Testing will be carried out between 10am and 4pm on a day to be arranged by the PAT volunteer.
  • Items less than 1 year old do not need to be tested.
  • For advice and guidance on portable appliance testing, please refer to the Health & Safety Executive Website 
  • Any appliance that has a plug that is intended to be connected to a wall socket or generator, qualifies as needing to be PAT tested. This can include items such as laptop cables, monitors, printers, PCs, kettles and larger items like photocopiers, vending machines and others.

Booking Form


“Dear John

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for PAT testing our equipment at the Women’s Centre. We are very grateful for your assistance!” 



“Dear John

Thank you so much for doing the PAT testing for us here at our Foodbank HQ at Love Lane, Cowes – we are very grateful to you for giving us your time and for doing such a thorough job for us. With many thanks again.”



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