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Portable Appliance Test

from £65 (vat free) up to 15 appliances

What is a PAT Test?

Portable Appliance Testing requires a series of visual inspections and electronic tests to be performed to establish the safety and suitability of your electrical appliances.  

  • A visual inspection of the appliance, flex and plug
  • Open each plug and inspect the fuse and connections
  • The appliance is put through a series of tests to ensure that it's properly earthed and insulated
  • A label is attached to the appliance indicating whether it has passed or failed 
  • Additional information including the test data, re-test date and appliance ID number 
  • A detailed record is given for each appliance tested as well as an inventory summary 

Our specialist PAT Testing engineers use the latest and most advanced equipment. We provide an Asset Register of all the equipment tested, a separate Certificate for individual items (in addition to the test label), free plug and fuse change (if required) and an annual reminder of when your appliance test is next due. 

Why do I need a PAT Test?

Landlords

Although there are no specific regulations relating to electrical safety in the same way as there is for gas safety, Landlords do have a legal duty of care towards their tenants. The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 states that all mains electrical equipment, such as washing machines, dryers, fridges, freezers and cookers etc. new or second hand and supplied with the accommodation, must be safe at the start of the tenancy and should be maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. By having all appliances PAT Tested before your tenants move in, you will have an asset register which lists every item is safe for continued use. 
Offices, Shops and Low Risk Environments

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states you must maintain electrical equipment if it could cause danger, but it does not say how you must do this or how often. It leaves it up to you to decide the level of maintenance needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty, and how the equipment is used and constructed. This includes any electrical equipment your employees use at work, whether it is their own or supplied by you. It also states you have a joint responsibility to maintain any equipment used by your employees. Sounds a bit confusing doesn't it? That's why so many of our customers prefer not  to leave it to chance and have an annual PAT Test carried out. Our City & Guilds qualified PAT Testers are up to date with the latest regulations and are the best people to give you advise as to what needs to be tested and the required frequency of testing.  Don't get caught out, call us on 01635 226393 or book your PAT Test here on line.  

Overnight Tool Testing Service

Just drop off and collect the next day. We also provide on-site testing to avoid any downtime. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote or call us on 01635 226393 to book.


Call 01635 226393 or book on line   

Email: gassafetyathome2011@gmail.com 

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