PAT Testing

PAT Testing or Portable Appliance Testing, is required for any appliance with a plug to check for faults in the plug or power lead.

Some faults with plugs and power leads can be observed visually, however, there are other defects that can only be identified through PAT Testing.

 

With safety at the forefront of our practice, our engineers will ensure that the testing picks up on any faults before a more serious problem occurs. Annual PAT Testing will prevent damage to your appliances and could even prevent fire hazards

 

Appliances may include kitchen equipment such as a fridges, kettles or microwaves but will also include computer equipment and larger appliances.

Frequently Asked Questions

PAT Testing

Why do I need PAT Testing?


The law simply requires you to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that appliances are installed and maintained, to prevent electric shock, burn or fire due to damage, wear or misuse. Regular inspections and testing can best achieve this. The frequency of testing should be based on an assessment of the risk.




Who is responsible?


Everyone at work has their responsibilities including, in certain circumstances, trainees. However, because of the all-embracing responsibilities of all persons this does not minimise the duties of particular persons. Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations recognises a responsibility (control) that employers and many employees have for electrical systems. “It shall be the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with the provisions of these Regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control."




What does it involve?


Visual inspection of the flex, the plug, the socket outlet and the appliance for signs of damage, overheating and general heavy usage etc. A check of the disconnection from the supply to ensure that it is readily accessible and that the flexible cords do not present a hazard. A test of earth continuity (class 1), insulation resistance, earth leakage; combined with a load test and flash test (where appropriate). Subsequent issue of a pass label to all items that meet the above criteria. Items that fail are taken out of immediate service and the client notified.




Will it impact my business?


Our test engineers are fully trained and are experienced in testing a wide variety of sites from Hospitals to Hotels and Corporate Offices to Colleges. Although a small amount of disruption to the day to day operations is unavoidable, our management and engineers will work with you to ensure that all testing is carried out in a way that minimises this disruption.





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  • Recommended Annual test for all appliances

    150 British pounds
  • Great for Office Managers & Business owners

    295 British pounds
  • The Complete Compliance Package

    999 British pounds