Quick Reference Guide
Employer ResponsibilityWe are here to help anyone responsible for electrical equipment fulfil their obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Regulations, Electricity at Work Regulations, and the latest edition amendment to the IEE Regulations! If you have any special requirements I'm sure I can help. If testing needs to be done overnight with reasonable warning we can accommodate overnight testing.
Why PAT TestThe electrical testing of portable appliances is an efficient way to ensure your organisation complies with the current Health & Safety legislation. The legislation states that your electrical equipment must be maintained so as not to cause danger within the workplace. PAT Testing ensures that your insurance cover remains valid, as all insurance companies will insist that you observe and comply with all current Health & Safety Legislation as a condition of your policy.
PAT Test Guide (What you need to test)The Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 requires that all Class I and Class II electrical appliances should be tested and inspected for electrical safety. The guide below provides examples of the types of equipment you need to test within your workplace.
S Stationary Equipment e.g. Fridges, Dishwashers, etc. IT Information Technology Equipment e.g. Printers, Monitors, etc. M Movable Equipment e.g. Microwaves, Compressors, etc. P Portable Equipment e.g. Kettles, Fans, Lamps, etc. H Hand-Held Equipment e.g. Electric Drills, Hair Dryers, etc.
What do we do?First we carry out a visual inspection of the appliance casing, the cable and inside the plug. We then use a PAT tester to measure the earth continuity, the insulation resistance and verify the appliance operates correctly. We then either pass or fail the item before labeling it. Most portable appliances pass with no problem however a significant number of portable appliances will have easily remedied faults. A loose terminal screw may cause overheating in the future and tightening the screw is often all that is required (no charge). Occasionally the cord may be ill fitting and is remedied by refitting the plug or replacing with a new plug. Where appliances fail then further investigation will be required and the item has to be marked failed and will be brought to your attention.
What happens when we are finished?We will issue you with an itemised list of the appliances we have tested on your premises confirming pass or fail status. Each item will be clearly marked as having passed or failed the test. We will keep your details and the individual items on record and contact you when the items need re-testing (generally 1-4 years (every 3 months with handheld portable appliances used in construction).
110 Volt SystemAll our equipment tests both 230 and 100 Volt Systems.
Liability InsuranceWe have public liability insurance up to the value of £2million. This policy is available on request.
Standard Rates Call out Charge £50 (inc 25 items) Fitting/Refitting new plugs (inc. plug tops) £2.50 Microwave Testing Standard Charge Quantity Discounts 1-25 Included in Call Out Charge 26-100 Items £0.89 each (After the call out charge) 100+ Items £0.75 (No callout charge)
Overnight VisitsWe can also arrange for overnight consultation of your premises, so there is very little impact on your business.
InsuranceWe have public liability insurance for £2million
(Policy available on request)
Contact UsIf you are unsure about any of the pricing here, or want a quick chat about a potential quote. Then please contact us either 07590467479 or 01254 822040. Alernatively you can use the Contact Us form available on this website.