Our team here at United Business Group have huge experience in carrying out a range of essential electrical services, keeping companies and staff safe all over the UK for over 20 years.

  • Nationwide U.K. coverage
  • Fully accredited contractor
  • Test reports within 24 hours
  • Schedule tests any time 24/7
  • PAT, Thermal & Fixed Wire Testing
  • Remedial works carried out to ensure your safety
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What is PAT?

Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical items for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests. Much like an MOT for your car, most companies elect to carry out the test annually in order to ensure they are not providing staff with potentially faulty or dangerous equipment. Anything with a plug can be tested and tests can be scheduled out of hours if required for business continuity.


What is Fixed Wire Testing?

Usually conducted on a multiyear cycle, Fixed Wire Testing is essential to determine the ongoing safety and reliability of electrical wiring within the building. Whether your premises is owned or leased, it is the responsibility of the company rather than a landlord to ensure the safe wiring throughout. Most companies conduct this test regularly in order to ensure compliance with insurance policies and are provided with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), highlighting any areas of remediation required.


Thermal Imaging Inspections

Often carried out in conjunction with Fixed Wire Testing, the Thermal Image Test allows us to highlight any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. Loose connections, circuit overloads, faulty equipment, corrosion and high resistance can all be highlighted with this test – preventing issues in the future that can also lead to electrical fires.


Safe & Efficient Infrastructure

When installing cables into new or existing premises you need to ensure that it suits the technical requirements of the circuit or network that it will be operating within. Create safe, efficient and resilience across your premises by getting the right cabling installed for the right purpose. Our team can manage the project to ensure that all power & data cabling is installed with the greatest efficiency, delivering a high performance network.


Keeping You Safe

Throughout the testing process any areas of concern will be highlighted and remediation may be necessary. Some issues may be critical whilst others could be advisory. In either circumstance our team of qualified electricians can take care of any works needed to keep your business safe and secure.

Electrical Services - FAQ's

How often should I be testing?

The simple answer is as often as you deem sensible. It varies as different organisations will have very different requirements, but as an employer, you have a duty of care to your staff and visitors for a safe working environment. Most of our customers carry our PAT tests yearly with Fixed Wire and Thermal Imaging Testing every 2-3 years.

How do you test equipment being used 24/7?

Equipment such as Servers, manufacturing machinery, plant equipment etc that is in use 24/7 often has to have a visual safety inspection in lieu of a full electrical test. We are able to test this equipment if a window of downtime can be provided, but if not then a full visual inspection will take place.

How will testing be done to minimise disruption to my business?

The majority of testing can be done during working hours with minimal disruption to your day to day business operations. However, if you work in customer-facing environments, have equipment in regular operation or other factors which would make it inconvenient to test during a normal working day, then we can schedule out of hours works to take place. These can be anytime 24/7 to ensure you receive the absolute best service and minimal downtime.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Whilst the carrying out of PAT Testing is not a legal requirement, every company does legally have to maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition. Without testing regularly there is no way of knowing as to whether the equipment is safe or not. A lot can happen in a year, which is why the majority of our customers choose to PAT Test annually and carry out larger scale Fixed Wire & Thermal Imaging Testing every 2-3 years.

What areas of the UK do you cover?

We have engineers and electricians across the UK, giving full coverage of the UK. Should you require large scale testing at numerous locations this can be covered in phases or as one project and scheduled accordingly.

We are fully accredited by Alcumus SafeContractor for our ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety for our customers. The SafeContractor scheme is used by many large organisations as a way of identifying a suitable and competent contractor. With more than 210 major clients and over 20,000 contractor members, SafeContractor is one of the fastest-growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK.

Our Google Reviews

  • Laurence Duffell

    St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester and UBG have worked very hard to provide the Hospice with a first class output solution. The mix of quality reprographics machines such as the Konica Minolta Bizhub C368 combined with the HP PageWide E58650 range and in conjunction with PaperCut is the perfect solution. Costs effectiveness with quality and security. From Marek's early presentations, through Jame's installation and set up and Dan's PaperCut expertise, the whole project has been well planned and well implemented. Thank you all for your diligence and going the extra mile. Laurence & Lorna, St Wilfrid's Hospice IT

  • Rebecca Slattery-Kavanagh

    Marek made the process of converting to a managed print service unbelievably painless and smooth. Meetings were concise and as brief as needed, communication excellent, potential cost and time savings to the practice significant and everything was extremely professional. On the two days where old printers were disconnected and new printers installed everything went extremely smoothly. Users' questions and queries dealt with immediately and any little snags resolved simply and without fuss. The team that carried out the installation were also very professional, yet friendly, and could not be faulted. I cannot recommend Marek and United Business Group enough!

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    I have been dealing with UBG for many years now and have taken them from company to company with me, I trust them to tell me the best solution for the current scenario, explaining all the relevant pro's & con's along the way. I have dealt with delivery drivers, installation engineer's and account managers (to name a few) and they are all very courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, professional and VERY willing to help, a special mention to our account Manager (Marek) who sometimes, I have put through his paces to get what is right for the business, of which he has NEVER failed to deliver within budgets and project timescales. I highly recommend UBG to anyone, whether you are looking for a small or large solution, these guys take the time to fully understand your requirements and deliver upon this.

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    United Business Group installed and maintain all our printers and copiers at our Medical Centre. The installation was trouble free due their careful pre-planning with little disturbance to Practice staff and professionally undertaken. Maintenance has also been trouble free and toner deliveries received in a timely manner. Highly recommend.

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    I’m so impressed with the features, quality and cost of my new print solution for my school. Just loving the new features in papercut, full support for office 365 and all the booklet features. The installation was so smooth. Colin took care of everything for me, he helped me plan out a great solution, had his team install them all and even provided a team of trainers for my staff. I’ve got the best print solution now!

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