Using best quality test equipment, our test engineers are City and Guilds qualified to Level 3 Certificate for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Our PAT testing services will satisfy your legal and ethical obligations.
Competitively priced – without disruption
We appreciate that inspection and testing of electrical equipment during ‘normal working hours’ may cause some disruption/distraction; we provide our PAT testing service at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week. If an out-of-office-hours option is required, when our engineers have finished PAT testing, as an added value freebie we can supply an SIA licensed security guard to carry out a lock-up of your premises and set the intruder alarm system – at no extra cost.
Our goal in providing PAT testing, as with all our products and services, is to deliver a quality service at a time convenient to you, for a reasonable price.
What is PAT testing and do I have to comply?
PAT testing is the periodic inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances in the workplace, to ensure that users (employees, guests, visitors and consumers) are protected from the dangers of faulty or dangerous appliances. Testing will reveal either a pass or fail result and items are labeled or tagged accordingly. Upon completion of PAT testing, the engineer will advise the client of test results, both verbally and with a report print out.
PAT testing in the workplace is mandatory, with regulations that enforce PAT testing, namely:
- Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires all employers to ensure that:
electrical work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is provided
the equipment is used only in the place and under the provisions for which it is provided
work equipment is efficiently maintained and kept fit and suitable for its intended purpose
It must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a level that it puts people at risk. This means that regular, planned inspection and testing regimes must be in place.
Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 also recognises a responsibility that employers and employees have in respect of electrical systems:
It shall be the duty of every employer and self employed person to comply with the provisions of the Regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control.
It shall be the duty of every employee while at work:
to co-operate with his/her employer so far as is necessary to enable the duty placed on that employer by the provision of the Regulations to be complied with
to comply with the provision of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his/her control
We supply PAT testing in Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Chester, Telford, Newtown, Wem, Whitchurch, Aberystwyth, Market Drayton, Shropshire, Powys, Machynlleth and Llangollen.