Portable Appliance Testing

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Inspection & testing of electrical equipment

Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) or the In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is an essential part of any maintenance program.

Regulation 4 (2) of the electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that:

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger”.

The benefits of PAT testing

PAT testing is proven to be the best way to safeguard your business, employees & visitors safety within your premises. A regular preventative maintenance program also ensures that all reasonable steps have been taken to comply with current health & safety legislation.

Furthermore, it can also prove you have not been negligent in cases where claims arise against your business or where you need to claim for insurance in cases of loss or damage.

The dangers of electricity

An electric shock can kill or seriously injure and this is one of the hazards that electrical safety legislation is intended to protect against.

The legal duty is to ensure that if danger would result, electrical equipment must be maintained to prevent such danger. Inspection and testing are the means of determining whether maintenance is required and your risk based assessment should include the following to determine the frequency of testing:

  • The environment

  • The users

  • The equipment construction

  • The equipment type

  • The frequency of use

  • The type of installation methods

  • Previous records

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Are your electrical appliances safe?

An electrical accident is 12 times more likely to be fatal than other types of accident.

We test all types of appliances

Our engineers are trained to test all types of appliances from domestic 240v appliances and sensitive IT equipment, 110v tools, 16 & 32 Amp commercial equipment and 415 volt 3 phase industrial equipment.

You will receive a full report detailing the locations and types of appliances tested providing you with an asset register and certificate.

Counterfeit Goods

In addition to the City & Guilds 2377-22 qualification our engineers undergo extensive in-house training providing invaluable experience in identifying extremely dangerous counterfeit goods.

Counterfeiting of electrical items has grown by 10,000% in the last 20 years.

As a result, 1 in 3 UK residents have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit product online and 1 in 7 have suffered damage or loss as a result of fake electrical goods. The results can be deadly.

Counterfeit and sub-standard goods undermine legitimate manufacturers and retailers whilst increasing the risks of fire or electric shock due to substandard manufacturing and quality.

Explosions and fires caused by lithium-ion batteries have resulted in billions of pounds worth of damage and even deaths.

Only 10-20% of people will actually return a faulty product when it’s recalled. Recalls alone are simply not effective enough to quickly get dangerous products out of your home.

"Just to say the person you sent to do the testing (can’t remember his name sorry) was absolutely brilliant, a proper gentleman!! He was a great reflection on your company and I’ll be genuinely trying to refer you to anyone I can think of. Thanks for sorting so quickly."

Vista Mortgages LTD

"What a brilliant Service and paperwork all sent so prompt. I will certainly recommend your company. It was a pleasure dealing with you."

Malcolm Drew Ltd

"Speedy service from phone call to inspection; just what we needed."

Firwood Dental Practice

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