The Service Guy


About The Service Guy

Ian Knight is based in Coventry, West Midlands providing services as a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Tester).

Do you operate a mobile disco and you suddenly realised your sound equipment or instruments needs PAT Testing? Did you get booked for a DJ or disco gig in Coventry or the West Midlands and  then you got a phone call or eMail from the venue a few days before your gig asking for your PAT test documents? Are you a band with it’s own PA or lighting system and venues want to see PAT test certificates?

I provide a no-nonsense service for entertainers, based on a fixed price. Having over 40 years experience in theatre as an electrician and technician I understand music equipment and what it is used for, how it is used. This means your equipment won’t be failed because I don’t understand it! I also use a Seaward PAT tester and not just a multimeter with a couple of pieces of ratty cable!

Testing normally takes between 1 & 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the equipment and how many items need testing. I can test during the day or weekday evenings. Don’t be fooled by those Google results you see that offer 75p per test – each item of equipment needs 4 tests so it really costs £3 per item and it doesn’t look so cheap now.

I’m based in in Coventry so for postcodes CV1 to CV7 travel to these is free but I will work outside this area and am happy to quote separately for travel expenses.

I can also do repairs to kit and or cables and having worked for Central Theatre Supplies I can advise on equipment upgrades if needed.


The Service Guy Availability

Ian Knight does testing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. We are available to test during Normal Business Hours and Weekends although do contact us if you need Testing outside of the above, as we may be able to assist.
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Payment Types

Ian Knight accepts the following payment facilties: Cash, Debit/ Credit Card, PayPal.


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Contact Ian from The Service Guy

Please feel free to call me on , or use the contact form below to give me details of your location and equipment and allow me to quote.

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Here's the area generally covered by The Service Guy, although Ian is happy to quote for your testing elsewhere





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